Archive | May 2014

31 May 2014


Kiz: ‘Yay! They’re here! The tired arrivals from Down Under: my brother, Andy, and his lovely Aussie girlfriend, Georgi.’

Chocolate and beetroot brownies

Sooze: ‘Cracked it: the perfect ‘healthy’ chocolate & beetroot brownies.’


30 May 2014


Kiz: ‘I’m pretty pleased with that. Painted some of the tired, old bricks at the back of the house and finally mounted the painted trellis. Never paint a trellis. It’s beyond mind-numbing!’

16000 miles

Sooze: ‘New(ish) car goes through 16000 miles. The expert tune-up and health-check it had this week was the best £50 I’ve spent in a year.’

29 May 2014


Kiz: ‘Finally! Something blooming in the back yard. Now…. just. have. to. keep. it. alive.’

Mercedes Comfort Zone

Sooze: ‘Big sofas, comp. green tea, pile of expensive magazines? Don’t mind if I do.’

28 May 2014


Kiz: ‘Got your postcard today, Sooze! Ta. It expresses my sentiments exactly… and probably ours the next time we share a wild swim… unless this weather improves, or we can find our way somewhere warm together!’

Row of abandoned cars

Sooze: ‘At Mercedes Coventry, this row of cars are all abandoned. I commented on the unloved Smart covered in debris under the tree – one of the staff told me the ‘owners’ of these cars get work done on them, then realise they can’t afford it, and so abandon the cars here. Nuts eh? Reminded me (a bit) of the images in the news a few years ago of rows of sports cars abandoned at Dubai airport…’

27 May 2014


Kiz: ‘Hmmmm… must be a good year for these monsters. They’re all over the path on our walk today!’

DC6 Diner Coventry Airport

Sooze: ‘Never would have found this without TripAdvisor: DC-6 Diner at Coventry Airport. The inside of this 1950s airline has been converted into a restaurant with a stylish bar at one end. The cockpit is still as it was. We took the last table – even on a random week-night, it was fully booked with people celebrating birthdays etc. A memorable if slightly wacky evening.’

26 May 2014


Kiz: ‘Do you remember Fuzzy Felt? Islay was given some of these and now they have permeated our home. I keep going out unaware of them stuck to me. I am on a stealth mission to rid us of them a few at a time.’

Flowers in hotel foyer

Sooze: ‘Last minute bank-hol hotel stay…’

25 May 2014


Kiz: ‘Out for a walk with Islay and Jasper today. The grass is scattered with these lovely wild flowers that I keep missing as I run past each morning.’

Droitwich Lido

Sooze: ‘The urge for an outdoor swim drew me to Droitwich Lido which made it to The Times‘ top 5 UK outdoor pools last year. It reopened for summer yesterday. And it was empty! Not a soul to be seen except the cheerful but bored lifeguards. It was chilly. It was brine-y (filled with the spa water). It rained. I loved it.
Kiz, WYWH.’