Category Archives: Social

Raspberries in December

After an hour’s digging this morning, it was time to hit the sales in Leeds. Well, to get a new kettle, to be precise. This gave me the opportunity to have a wander through the sustainability garden at work, which … Continue reading

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Boxing Day home and away

This Christmas, the weather seems to have been particularly gloomy but I was determined to make the best of it. Thus, the first item on my list was to have a look round Rufford Park in Nottinghamshire. I think we … Continue reading

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Whilst the nasturtiums chug along

It looks like HS2 could soon be chugging along in place of ancient woodland in my village. Last night, I picked up a wadge of pamphlets and booklets at the last HS2 consultation. Speaking to representatives of the SOWHAT campaign, … Continue reading

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My very own red-veined sorrel

Earlier in the year at Old Sleningford Farm when we were tidying up the paths round the raised beds, there was red-veined sorrel, some of which I brought home to try. I’d expected it to be bitter but in fact … Continue reading

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Not Alone

Women’s Aid have a new fundraising campaign: a T-shirt or tote bag with the slogan ‘NOT ALONE Women’s Aid’ on the front. I would like to do more to help Women’s Aid but so far I have been unable to … Continue reading

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An explosion of autumn

In spite of weather reports forecasting subzero temperatures, when we got home yesterday, the nasturtiums were still going strong. However, there is no doubt autumn has arrived. The first photo was taken in the Belton Estate, near Grantham. We had … Continue reading

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The case of a missing lunch bag

Whilst crocheting on the bus this morning, the ball of wool decided to leap off my lap and roll under the seat on the other side of the aisle. Then as the occupants of that seat reached down to retrieve … Continue reading

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