Monthly Archives: October 2014

Halloween 2014

Until about 5 o’ clock this evening, you could have been mistaken for wondering if it was actually the last day of October. It was sunny and 19°C – and my washing dried on the line in a couple of … Continue reading

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Home-grown curry: aubergine

At last, I have fulfilled one of my minor ambitions. I’ve never seen organic aubergines, so I was particularly keen to grow my own. I also happen to like aubergine curry a lot. So, I was excited about getting home … Continue reading

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New cloche

Although it was quite gloomy today, it was a mild 17°C, so time to get on with some work in the garden, including planting cauliflower seedlings and then protecting them with a cloche I actually bought last year. In the … Continue reading

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GMT

At 2 o’clock this morning the clocks went back, which in Britain means it is now dark by five thirty in the evening. So, no more forays into the garden after work for a few months. Not that there is … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (Roses in October)

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Green tomato jam

Having taken just about all my tomatoes in now, I’m left with pounds and pounds of green beauties. Some are turning red, which my daughter and I are enjoying with great relish. At the same time, I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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The Scrap Store

Now that the seasons are changing, nights drawing in and the garden on a pretty rapid slow-down (not sure how much the second pumpkin has or hasn’t grown in the last week), I am turning my attention to other ways … Continue reading

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