Empty shelves

Ah, the bookshelves at Charlie’s house (Aisle Barn) look so empty. We had to remove and store all the amazing books because of blasted COVID. and it makes all the rooms look a bit blank. Luckily there is a cosy gas-effect fire in the sitting room to compensate....
Figs ripening

Figs ripening

The figs are ripening on the Aisle Barn terrace, just in time for the family coming to stay with us on August 8 (and the pears in the orchard). Rather than tying the branch back on to the wall (which I will come Autumn) I have left it hanging so that the fruit can be...
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