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Victoria Merrick
Somerby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
I run lifestyle workshops and a bed and breakfast in rural Lincolnshire
Interests: gardening, cooking, sustainable living, traditional domestic and rural crafts and skills, the arts and crafts
Recent Activity
In a quiet place past a lake, through a wood and onto a secluded field with wide open skies sits a lovely open air pavilion, the Polo Shed. We have had many happy family times here. Languid lunches, starlit dinners, dancing parties and a sweet wedding too. There's no electricity... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at betterlatethannever
A very easy and quick, lemony pudding Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at betterlatethannever
Skate wings - a delicious treat Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at betterlatethannever
A flourless orange cake - quick easy and delicious Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at betterlatethannever
I don't mind if it rains. Everything is so lush and full of potential. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at betterlatethannever
Unpredictable seasons and citrus fruit Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at betterlatethannever
A new perspective Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2013 at betterlatethannever
Let's hope they stay true Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at betterlatethannever
A very easy, economic way to grow salad Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at betterlatethannever
The bees who live in our wall swarm Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at betterlatethannever
Three good reasons for living here in Lincolnshire Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2013 at betterlatethannever
More vines in the walled garden Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at betterlatethannever
Roasted vegetables on an overcast late spring day and a bit of housekeeping Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at betterlatethannever
Learning to love what you've got Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at betterlatethannever
Something to have with a drink on a cold, late spring evening Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at betterlatethannever
A delightful and impromptu visit to Chelsea Flower Show 2013 Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at betterlatethannever
We have three, one hundred year old bramleys in the walled garden, left over from the days when produce from this garden would have fed everyone in the community from the big house to the farm workers. The blossom this year is prolific and a fantastic thing to behold. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at betterlatethannever
Beautiful, beautiful Bluebell Wood is irridesent in all it's glory. The long, long winter has benefited the bulbs this season, in the garden and the woods. I make sure my walk takes me there at least a couple of times a day. It is bliss, pure delight to behold. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at betterlatethannever
The first rhubarb of the season Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at betterlatethannever
I missed the European winter this year as I was in Australia from whence I hail. It seems I chose a good winter to miss. Even now spring is not well and truely sprung. We are still feeding the sheep and the bird table is a flutter with winged life.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at betterlatethannever
The Healing Garden - growing herbs for well being Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at betterlatethannever
Preserving the Harvest in jams, jellies and chutneys Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at betterlatethannever
A lovely accolade for my new venture Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at betterlatethannever
I have a very old tree in my garden Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2012 at betterlatethannever