Category Archives: Crafts

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 #45

For Christmas, I got the following book: and was eager to try out some of the recipes, especially after yesterday purchasing the necessary spices which are generally not in my store cupboard. So, this morning was filled with kneading and … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #43

In the summer, there was a good crop of red currants. I had an idea that these would make an adequate substitute for cranberry sauce at Christmastime, so a few days ago they came out of the freezer and became … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #42

On Friday, I had trouble cutting the end of a sourdough loaf and would have cut the end of one of my fingers off instead, had it not been for the sharp pain in my left forefinger. The upshot of … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #38

On the way out to collect this next week’s victuals, I noticed a pigeon feasting on cotoneaster berries across the road. It was oblivious to me, although I didn’t want to chance it being scared off by me getting out … Continue reading

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A week in pictures

After a week which I was glad to see the back of, I’ve just had one of annual leave and managed to pack quite a lot in, although very little gardening is in the mix. Most forays into the garden … Continue reading

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The waiting game

It has now become the norm that most of my substantial gardening endeavours take place during the autumn and winter months. That doesn’t stop me from itching to get on with the tasks I’ve got planned, though. At least, I’ve … Continue reading

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Different types of spin

This morning, I jumped at the chance to meet some fellow spinners at a park in York. I could only chat for an hour, if I was to get back home for our official (online) monthly meeting but it was … Continue reading

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It’s here!

Earlier in the year, just before the third lockdown, we took a trip to an Everhot and Aga showroom to investigate an oven which would also be a source of room heating. Or rather I wanted to see the model … Continue reading

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Change and adventure

Some may see change as adventure. Perhaps adventure always includes an element of change. What would you say? Certainly, I feel I have just had a weekend which included adventure and change. The adventure came in the form of a … Continue reading

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