Monthly Archives: April 2018

Move over tomatoes

I have had a delightful couple of hours in the garden this evening. And unplanned at that! Only half of the broad beans I sowed last autumn have survived the winter but I’ve planted out the four that germinated this … Continue reading

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Ground elder

The warmer weather seems to have galvanised me into working (willingly) in the garden again. Thus, yesterday the first of the bean poles went up and then I wandered round my budding mini forest. It certainly does feel increasingly like … Continue reading

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A long way for a butternut squash

I’d had grand plans of stocking up on French shoes, clothes, sunglasses while we were in Saint-Malo on Tuesday. However, when I saw the prices, I decided against. Since my personal motivation for travelling just under 1000km (one way) for … Continue reading

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Palm trees and daffodils

Do you have a list of places you wish to visit? On my list was Brittany, in the North West of France. So, when my daughter at Christmas asked if we could go to France on our next holiday, I … Continue reading

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Practice in sawing

One advantage of a rather dreary start to spring is that I’ve had plenty of time to tinker in the house rather than outside. One upshot of this was an attempt to build shelves for an awkward space in my … Continue reading

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