Welcome to our New Simple Life

Field with cows and Autumn trees

And welcome to our corner of beautiful North Yorkshire. Follow us as we develop our gardening skills, embrace some DIY and become part of our village community. All under the watchful gaze of our rescue cat, known as the Calamity Cat.


Grey and white cat sniffing some purple heather
The Calamity Cat inspecting a recent purchase


We still feel Calamity’s sister The Princess is close by (we sadly lost her to cancer in August 2018) and so I just had to include a picture of her here on our About page – she is still very much part of the family. This is one of my favourites.


Grey and white cat up a tree
The Princess loved climbing the apple tree

Our latest arrivals, Jasmine and Daisy, joined us as kittens back in October 2018 but they are all grown up now and they love the garden as much as we do. We are sure that the Princess is watching over them and whispering in their ear to inspire them to mischief.

Tortoiseshell cat up a tree and a white and ginger cat at the bottom
“What are you doing up there, Jasmine?”