Category Archives: Health

Work on the herb garden: fourth hugel bed

A couple of years ago, whilst digging a trench in the back garden, I found a crisp packet dating from when the house was built. Then on the allotment, also whilst digging, there was a plastic bag deep in the … Continue reading

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2015 in retrospect 

Just before New Year last December, I told a friend that 2015 was going to be a good year. Yet I didn’t really believe it – in my heart I had a foreboding that things might actually be quite bad. … Continue reading

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Nasturtiums for tea

Earlier in the year, I bought bikes for my daughter and I. Since then, they have lived in our sitting room due to lack of space outside. That is not the long term intention, however. This is the outdoor space … Continue reading

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A lot of exercise!

Today was time to get my car serviced. I had banked on it being over within the hour, so that I could get on with the rest of the day in the garden. But the car had other plans….. The … Continue reading

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A number of firsts

Back in November last year, I went to see one of my colleagues playing in her band – she plays the cello – when I saw an advertisement for the Great Yorkshire Vegan Festival which was held in Leeds Town … Continue reading

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Not quite permaculture 

When I got home last night, I noticed my neighbour had been doing some gardening. Then later I paid more attention.    There is a row of plants, some of which are geranium, which might technically be on my land….. … Continue reading

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Poorly

Over the past few months, I’ve been dogged by eczema on the palms of my hands. It started out like a small patch of hard skin, first on my left hand and then on the right. And that’s what I … Continue reading

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