August 2020

If my last month I said it could be described with the word gardening, this month the word would be: food! Thanks to Rishi Sunak [for non-Brits – he is Chancellor of the Exchequer, appointed in Feb this year] and his marvellous idea of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme [the state pays for […]

dog playing with ball

A dog and three lions

Festus’ 11th birthday is next month, so it’s pretty amazing that he is still so playful and full of energy. He has some age related issues, but these do not stop him from enjoying his life to the fullest. Enjoy pictures and a short, 2 minutes, clip with him. In the movie I give him […]


July 2020

I can characterize this month by a single word: gardening! We were very busy with the garden and, somehow unfortunately for our neighbours, we’ve involved them too. We’ve started with the back of the garden and went on to one side, this meant we had to change one of the concrete posts, that was cracked. […]

Magpie looking at himself

Magpie visit

I had another post planned for today, but, earlier this morning, a magpie visited our window sill and I was able to take a few pictures of him. First of all I should mention that our first floor windows have a mirror film installed on them. This way, I can have the privacy, as from […]

Festus on his new bed

June 2020

We’ve spent this month at home, as we were in lockdown, but we also had a renovation project (or three) and, of course, I had my exams. I’m not going to talk about the latter, as I mentioned this topic a couple of times this month, but I’m going to talk about the former. My […]

Studying at Oxford. Year 1

I was keen to write the Studying at Oxford. Year 1 post. I talked about each term: Michaelmas, Hilary, and Trinity. I also mentioned how I prepare for exams in another blog post. But the overall picture can get lost, so I wanted to remember how many things I did in this first year, and, […]


May 2020

Another month in lockdown and, at the same time, another very busy month, including an anniversary and home renovations. I almost finished my third term at University. I have one more seminar and the exams and that’s it. The next post will be about the third term and, after the exams, I’m going to make […]


April 2020

April, what a strange month. If you are from UK, surely you’ve heard of Captain Tom Moore and his fundraising for NHS. I made a small donation this morning and wished him a Happy 100 birthday! I imagine he will raise £30 million by the end of the day. What an amazing achievement. I was […]

Festus, after lockdown

March 2020

March was such a crazy month, we’ve started with a lovely lunch on a boat, two trips to Oxford for University and a visit to Cat Cafe Liverpool. All of us watched Crufts. As one can imagine, Festus did not miss a show, even though there were two each day. By the end of the […]


February 2020

February was great, I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences, like the visit to the Guide dog centre, we went to London for a day, I’ve attended a blogger event with Moonpig for Mother’s day, and I had some lovely dates with my husband. The university course was very demanding this month, as I’ve started a […]