Monthly Archives: January 2017

January greens

Just a short post before I rush off to work…  Thought it was about time I did an update on the broad beans, which are doing very nicely, if in a battered kind of way. They have withstood frost and … Continue reading

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You want cider with your grass?

In an attempt to keep my daughter off the iPad and/or WhatsApp on my phone all day, I try to do something meaningful with her both outside and inside each day. Thus, yesterday’s outside venue was the pit head just … Continue reading

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Hitting the concrete (Talking to the birds)

The title for this post could you lead you to think I had had a terrible accident. Apologies if it does. In fact, I feel I have achieved something quite momentous this morning. Time waits for no one spurred me … Continue reading

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Found in the fog

Brr! This is the first time in years I have truly felt cold outdoors. Freezing fog had been predicted and it was nothing less this morning.  However, there was work I felt compelled to do in the garden. Namely, the … Continue reading

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All the Fs

In case anyone is inclined to think this post includes swearing, I’ll put your mind at rest: the only Fs involved are Fuel for Schools and Freegle. This morning, a text came from my daughter’s school explaining that there would … Continue reading

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6′ x 4′

Much to my own consternation, I’ve made progress on laying the foundations for the shed. After clearing away a lot of rubbish (and I do mean rubbish) which had accumulated in the Wendy house, I moved the two (big) flagstones … Continue reading

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The gift that keeps on giving

Three years ago, I paid £8 for a bag of Jerusalem artichoke tubers. While the price didn’t make me choke, it was considerably more than I have ever paid for any other ‘seeds’.  I always felt that, being perennial, as … Continue reading

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Two up together

Yesterday, I procrastinated a bit over starting work on the patio flagstones. Well, I was tired and needed a snooze in the afternoon. But then towards dusk, I found the impetus to move not just one but two flagstones from … Continue reading

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The metaphorically empty space

Years ago, we had a massive TV. And then it broke down. As it was too big for me to move, we had to wait for about three months till my parents visited and it could be taken away. After … Continue reading

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The snowdrop

Coming home from the school run just now, I noticed a white flower at the edge of the front garden.  Now, baring in mind that this garden is northeast-facing and direct sunlight is blocked by the roofs of houses across … Continue reading

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