Category Archives: Make do and mend

Taking matters into my own hands

At the beginning of the year, the neighbour who shares my back garden gate raised the subject of getting it replaced. As you can see in the above photo, it is a little worse for wear. What you can’t see … Continue reading

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A funny shape

I had a moment of excitement followed by a fairly swift disappointment this evening. When we moved into the house ten years ago, I’d been making spinach pie, only to discover that the oven didn’t work. However, whilst making beeswax … Continue reading

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Another use for the plastic liner

Having decided that the plastic liner I acquired for the pond is no good for this purpose, all is not lost. When I made the raised bed at the back of the garden, I was concerned about the soil rotting … Continue reading

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Upcycling with the WI

My sister has long been a member of the Women’s Institute but I had never thought of it as an organisation that would be of interest to me. That is, until one of the members of my Knit and Natter … Continue reading

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My loom

A couple of months ago, I reported that a friend had given me a sheep’s fleece so that I could make a chair mat similar to some she had made herself. And now I have the loom to do it. … Continue reading

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Seed Co-operative

Whilst reading the Permaculture Magazine this morning, I took note of an advertisement for a company that produces and sells organic and biodynamic seed. The company is based in Lincolnshire (UK). A little intrigued, I looked up Seed Co-operative on … Continue reading

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The jigsaw puzzle

I’d been trying in vain to hand over the shelves from my old fridge freezer through Freegle. However, one of the potential takers, if I hadn’t lived so far from them, had said they would have wanted the shelves to … Continue reading

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The wrong time of year for ratatouille 

I try to eat food in season. Or rather that has been the policy since I moved to my house and first came face-to-face with the seasonal supply of fruit and vegetables through my local organic farm. However, I was … Continue reading

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Getting to the bottom of matters 

Yesterday, we went on the hunt for a shed. Not only did it need to be a good quality shed, it needed to be delivered, carried through to my back garden and installed on a day I would be at … 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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