Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!

A collection of random thoughts, adventures, happenings and general goings on in the Gardner Family.
Interactive Cache Maps

Interactive Cache Maps

The Sketch Since Christmas I have been trying to gradually improve this website. One solution I was searching for was a way of displaying an interactive cache maps of my finds on a particular day. I found a solution, and I think it's good enough to write about. Why...

I ain’t no Oil Painting

I ain’t no Oil Painting

I definitely ain’t no oil painting, but neither are any of these. They’re an electronic attempt at painting by numbers. It passes the time!

Montana 700 Series

Montana 700 Series

Renewed enthusiasm for my favourite hobby persuaded me to acquire some new technology. If only I was allowed to go out and use it.

Mudfest

Mudfest

A long day of trudging through shin-deep squidgy mud, punctuated by the occasional finding of a geocache. It was hard work.

Shifty Fifty Challenge

Shifty Fifty Challenge

The end of the year, or the start of a new one. Time for the usual chat on social media about geocaching achievements and targets.

20 Questions

20 Questions

I was minding my own business on Facebook one night when a certain local geocaching blogger asked me if I’d like to contribute to his experiment and answer a short quiz about my life in geocaching.

Beneath the Bamboo

Beneath the Bamboo

A strategic corner of the garden, a centrepiece of the rework, in the shade of a very large bamboo.

Planting Bed #3

Planting Bed #3

An extra planting bed, added to the scheme after deciding there was too much exposed wall.

Planting Bed #2

Planting Bed #2

A planting bed to the side of the house, which will eventually be the personal possession of Izzy.

Back of the House

Back of the House

The back of the house is the most visible area from inside, so it warranted the most attention.

Garden Rework

Garden Rework

Doing up the garden, because it’s not like we could go on holiday anywhere.

Minions Part 2

Minions Part 2

Having done the top half of the Minions a couple of weeks ago I thought I better go do the rest. After my first trip to the Minions around I had 38 left to do.