Pink Ladies Tractor Run

Diary of a Pink Tractor Lady – I meet my tractor…

On New Year’s Day, as 2023 rolled into town I found my phone lighting up as a new message came through. It said, ‘how about tomorrow morning?’ ‘Yes’ I said, with a huge smile on my face. Come the next morning I was standing in a farmyard about to meet the tractor that will take… Continue reading Diary of a Pink Tractor Lady – I meet my tractor…

Norfolk · Pink Ladies Tractor Run

Pink Ladies Tractor Run, here I come…

Six years ago I witnessed a sight that stopped me in my tracks. There I was, cycling on the backroads of South Norfolk when out of nowhere a host of women came hurtling towards me on an array of tractors bedecked in pink. It was the vivid and widely-loved Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run. I’d… Continue reading Pink Ladies Tractor Run, here I come…

Cooking · Country life · Isolation

Isolation forces freezer adventures to continue…

…you know you’ve got too much time on your hands when you make an inventory of your freezer – yes that’s actually happened, I did that – and guess what, I rather enjoyed it! We all know that most of us have no idea what’s in there and it’s true to say I didn’t. Who… Continue reading Isolation forces freezer adventures to continue…

Country life · Countryside · Dog walks · Norfolk

I have a new love and I don’t mind shouting about it…

…footpaths. Yep, I’ve officially hit middle age and I’ve a new love for footpaths. Having spent my formative years in the Sea Scouts I’d forgotten how satisfying it is to open a paper Ordnance Survey map and trundle across the countryside. It offers up a whole new world to anyone wishing to dive right in. It… Continue reading I have a new love and I don’t mind shouting about it…

Gardening · Norfolk

You can never have too many dahlias…

Bank holidays always seem a good time to garden – a time to catch up on deadheading, pruning, harvesting, sowing and generally ‘getting on top of things’. So, with this in mind I’ve been doing just that. At 3.30pm I stopped for a break and saw that the Norfolk & Suffolk Dahlia Society had their… Continue reading You can never have too many dahlias…

Country life · Countryside · Harvest · Norfolk

The hum of harvest…

The hum of harvest isn’t something that pleases everyone but, for me, the sound of harvest filling the air really does bring me great happiness. I haven’t ever really sat down to think why – maybe it’s because the beautiful drone of the harvesters and the rumble of the tractors scurrying across the fields signifies… Continue reading The hum of harvest…

Gardening · Norfolk

Gardening for the sheer joy of it…

The fact that I love gardening is probably not a shock to many people. So, earlier in the year I decided to join the Norfolk & Norwich Horticultural Society – to gain more gardening knowledge and to take part in their seasonal shows. Being a newbie I hadn’t been to any of the society’s talks or… Continue reading Gardening for the sheer joy of it…