Category Archives: Social


Tomorrow might be one of the days we call the start of spring but this last week could have been days in March already. This afternoon I even heard my neighbours cutting their lawns. Of course, I don’t have a … Continue reading

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Be kind to unkind people

Perhaps my sleep patterns have always been deranged but I feel as though they have gone completely loopy since the start of the pandemic. So, this morning with there being such beautiful sunshine, I decided I needed a proper walk … Continue reading

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Not going to make it

The cold snap may be on the wane. Unfortunately, this might be too late for the purple sprouting broccoli. With it being a tad warmer today, I got the secateurs out and pruned the final apple tree as well as … Continue reading

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Last walk in the snow?

Yesterday, I went for a walk round the grounds of Temple Newsam. After dropping off some books at the Little Free Library in Colton the other weekend and being curious about the village, I wanted to go back and explore … Continue reading

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Making new friends

During the first lockdown last spring I heard mention that one of the trying aspects of the situation was not being able to meet new people. As a sociable person myself, I concur with this. However, this evening has seen … Continue reading

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The other day, I got a surprise in my inbox. I had won a prize, an e-book: Now, I hadn’t even been aware that I’d been entering a competition, so it was even more of a pleasant surprise. The idea … Continue reading

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After collecting arrows

I’d intended to do a number of jobs in the garden this morning but managed to fall asleep whilst catching up with a radio programme on BBC Sounds. At least this meant that I had the energy for a little … Continue reading

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A bowing bay

I got quite a surprise on Thursday morning. It had snowed overnight and quite heavily, so at last the excitement had arrived in my part of the world. I don’t seem to remember, when it last snowed heavily in 2019, … Continue reading

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Just as well I decided today was the day to charge my car battery. At the time of writing, I’m waiting for the announcement that England is once more to go into lockdown, the kind of lockdown we had in … Continue reading

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BSBI Plant Hunt

The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland has a citizen science project on the go from today, January 1st to Monday, January 4th. They are looking for people to look in natural spaces for wild plants which are in flower … Continue reading

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