Lots of little cute things

It certainly comes to something when Ava-Jane is like the twenty-third cutest being living here, more than that if we count the neighbours’ goats. I think my calculations are correct, that should be twenty one lambs and one newly arrived black labrador puppy. Anna Knoxville-Tennessee (we’ll come on to the name) is Nonny’s niece, though… Continue reading Lots of little cute things

A tale of two patients

Back to school lasted… one day. AJ got ill, we’re in hospital. She’s ok Dog got ill too. She’s ok I wrote a big long blog post, WordPress crashed. The below is all that lasted of it. I can’t be bothered to try to write it up again. This is the kind of thing you… Continue reading A tale of two patients


So I think I have had at leat two, if not more, blog posts with scarcely a mention of politics and surprising though it might seem to most, there are those who don’t mind the odd political rant once in a while from yours truly, so I had might as well be upfront about it.… Continue reading Politics

Happy New Year…

…well I wrote a fairly uneventful, anodyne Happy Christmas post and, to be quite honest, I have little to add to that but I thought I should try to keep the good vibes a flowin’ because they do seem to be in short supply and for once we have got them! AJ continues to be… Continue reading Happy New Year…

Happy Christmas

Before I go any further, Dave… Postie Dave… if you are reading this, we hate you!! I’ll explain why later. Because other than that note of negativity, this is going to be an entirely positive post. That’s because for all the macro-crap that is flying around these days, and there certainly is plenty of it,… Continue reading Happy Christmas

Cheerio Polly

Well ain’t that we way, just when Ava-Jane has had one of the best weeks she has had in months, it looks like we are going to have put down Polly the pony (for anyone who might not get that euphemism, it means “kill”) She somehow injured herself in the field messing around a couple… Continue reading Cheerio Polly

Roooooad Triiiip!!

For the first time in seven months, I have made it out of Buckinghamshire… I exaggerate slightly for effect, we did make it all the way to Northamptonshire for a massive lump of meat with sister/brother-in-law Carolyn and Andrew some time in the summer. But this was my, and Otto’s, first night away from home… Continue reading Roooooad Triiiip!!

The Keto Diet

So, we started Ava-Jane on the Keto Diet last week. And that’s a whole new adventure. The diet involves you completely rearranging what you eat to change how your body functions. Given that Ava-Jane gets the vast majority of her food through her stomach tube, it is relatively easy to alter her diet. We want her… Continue reading The Keto Diet