James’ Journal

Welcome to my blog.
This is where I write about the cottage, and write about my travels. I just write, because that is what I do.

My Friend Danny

We were never quite sure whether Danny could swim. He had lived in the Falkland Islands for some forty years, where swimming in the frigid South Atlantic was probably not a priority. “Dan... Read More

Cottage Dreaming at the Cottage Life Show

Men never grow up. They think and act like children. That is my conclusion, having conducted recent research. The Spring Cottage Life show at the end of March is the stage for my investigations. ... Read More

Cottage Prepping

It always seems in early Spring that my wife and I get restless. It is the drawback of the island cottage, there is a period of forced absence. We have to wait until the lake ice melts away before w... Read More