Monthly Archives: July 2012

How much do we need plastic?

The beach on the northeast coast of England was as beautiful today as ever. Watching my daughter build sandcastles with granny and granddad, people walking their dogs or generally having some time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life, … Continue reading

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First bowl of strawberries

The number of strawberries I picked at 7 o’clock this morning far exceeded my expectations! There were a few casualties – from the outside they looked ripe and tasty fruit but they were actually hollow shells – and I decided … Continue reading

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Poor sparrows

  This afternoon, I noticed two sparrows caught in the netting over my strawberries. It looked like they had been trying to get underneath to eat the strawberries and they seemed quite distressed. One of them was particularly tangled up … Continue reading

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Questions of the day

Today, when I arrived home at about lunchtime, there was a large letter on the doormat. It was from the Green Building Store (www.greenbuildingstore.co.uk). It was information which I had requested and completely forgotten about. However, it immediately made me … Continue reading

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Free gym workout!

No wonder I’ve put off doing any more work on the ex-lawn: digging is hard work! Earlier in the year, I sowed some crimson clover as a green manure and now that it has flowered, so we’ve had the pleasure … Continue reading

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Is saving water worth the effort?

I have just started reading a brilliant book, Living the good life by Linda Cockburn. It is about a family in Australia who try to live without money for six months. I would recommend it for the read as much … Continue reading

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Red tomatoes

Okay, the tomatoes are not my own but they are the next best thing – from my local organic farm. I have been waiting so long for these…. having decided to go with the seasons, I have missed my tomatoes … Continue reading

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