• Celebration BBQ!

    To celebrate my new job, Ira put together an amazing BBQ picnic complete with champagne. We took out our little kayak down the Ouse until we found a quiet shady spot perfect for a relaxing picnic. Me enjoying a glass…

  • Eel Traps

    Today at the Ely Markets there was a guy selling hand made willow Eel and crayfish traps. The crayfish are a new addition to british waterways but Eel catching is one of the oldest traditions on the fens. Since we…

  • Snow in Ely

    Last week we had some great dumps of snow in Ely. It made our street look pretty speccy. and in the morning there were heaps of people out on the hill taking advantage of it. Including one or two childish…

  • Ice Ice Baby

    Lately us residents of Northern Europe have been reminded that it can still get cold. Even if the days of frozen rivers and glaciers are long gone for England, after two weeks of sub zero temperatures there is a heck…

  • More Birds

    There was a bit of excitement at our bird feeder this morning. We got a brief visit from some long-tailed tits and coal tits. We’d never seen these birds before and one day they arrived, and were gone by the…

  • Birds

    We have a little house with a very small .. mostly concrete back- yard .. but there are a couple of trees nearby and with some encouragement we do get a few birds in to visit. I’ve been snapping photos…

  • Snow

    Well the days are indeed getting long now, and today it was so warm I even took off my down jacket. But on easter weekend we got a last (I hope) blast of winter with a nice little bit of…

  • Birds

    Spring is definitely here and the birds know it! Last week I came down one morning to look at our feeder and saw a whole flock of siskin zipping around it. Until that day we’d only had our wintering stalwarts…

  • Christmas Feast

    Christmas isn’t christmas without a proper decorated tree … or at least some branches collected from the side of the road. After fighting the hordes at Tesco and the markets we’d stocked up pretty good for our Christmas feast ……

  • Magic house in the Cemetery

    Yesterday evening we went for a walk. It stayed light until after 10pm and the sunset was amazing. We also discovered a magic house on the edge of the cemetery which looks like it should be in a Tim Burton…