So why this webby?

Welcome to my virtual mancave, the purpose of which is to showcase my many interests.

The principle reason for doing this as an aide-memoir for my own use, but if anyone finds the content of interest, then that is a plus.

The other upside is when I’m really old and farty and cannot remember yesterday, I’ll have something to remind me of what I have been doing for the last 40 of years of my life 🙂

I started this site back in 2012 and it initially its was to record my astronomical observations, which would give other observers a ‘Real World’ view of what would be visible from their own observatories here in the UK. Soon after I added a Photography section to showcase my portfolio of terrestrial images.

In 2010, we moved into what we called at the time, our ‘Weekend Country Retreat’ and I started to add the trials and tribulations of how you go about rebuilding an old stone cottage. This soon expanded to cover a new life living in the countryside and I started to record observations of the flora and wildlife that surrounded our 8 acre smallholding ( Smallholding is probably over doing it as we don’t have any animals – apart form our dog 🙂 or grow any crops to either survive on or make a profit from )

I’ll be sticking all kind of things here, so I hope you find them of interest.