Came out of the cottage here at the weekend to this dreamy sight on ‘the hill’ in front of the main house.. Coupled with a sort of ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’  atmosphere . . . I wish them the very best for a long and happy life together. 


Wild and windy days!  Personally I love this weather- I love the feelings of the world being swept clean, change and renewal.


My excitement last week was seeing my daughters play to a packed 2000 seater theatre at Shepherds Bush Empire!  Their band AYA was supporting the hugely successful Lamb, and it was their first major concert of this size.  Proud? As I wrote previously, my heart was full!   As any parent will recognise, it’s the moment when you can’t help remembering all the numerous ‘concerts’ that me and the animals and any random passer by weresummoned to when they were children .. . .Butley has of course always been somewhere that brings out the creative!

I have booked AYA to play here in the New Year!  Probably February, date to be decided.

Meanwhile,  enjoy the wind and the colours out there . . and create something beautiful!