Monthly Archives: January 2022

Round the garden in 80 days #56

After a tense few days of waiting for the results of the blood tests I had had the Saturday before, I finally got an appointment at my doctor’s surgery on Thursday. The health professional I spoke to was a Physician … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #55

On Saturday, I managed to speak to a doctor about my lack of sleep and tiredness over a long period of time and then had to rush down to the surgery for blood tests. As I was putting my jumper … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #54

Now, you are possibly wondering what the following photo is all about? It’s soil, I hear you reply! And yes it is but, even though the shot doesn’t show it very well, it looks like a pile of worm casts. … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #53

Today was glorious – warm, relatively speaking, and sunny. After sleeping in and then reading, there wasn’t time to take advantage of the good weather but that didn’t stop me thinking about the garden. In a departure from crime fiction, … Continue reading

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Round the world in 80 days #52

On a day when temperatures didn’t go above freezing, it would have been great to get the step ladders out and prune the higher branches on the Reinette OrlĂ©ans. However, it wasn’t to be as today was also the monthly … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #51

Fortunately, the local electrics shop was able to save the kitchen radio. The lead had come loose from the plug over Christmas and I’d been unsure whether a replacement lead and plug could be found. Little did I know that … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #50

I hadn’t expected the sun to cone out today. We’d taken a short trip out to collect our raw milk, stopping off en route at a local garden centre to see if any of their food range was in the … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #49

I’ve just watered the compost with a pint of milk…. It is a shame to have mixed up the milk bottles in the fridge and used the newest first but such situations were what galvanised me to compost my food … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #48

I love being on holiday when it’s a normal workday. In this case, it meant that today I could peruse the wares at IKEA without having to navigate through throngs of people. My New Year’s resolution is to finally make … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #47

Another small job was ticked off the list this lunchtime: the new rhubarb crown moved from its pot to a place in the ground. The crown reminded me of an octopus in shape, though I doubt it is quite as … Continue reading

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