Category Archives: Days out

Fleece

I’m already juggling plenty of balls but when I arrived at Old Sleningford Farm this morning and was reminded of a promised sheep fleece, I could hardly say no! Normally, the fleeces from the farm’s sheep go round the fruit … Continue reading

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Rewilding

My current read is Feral by George Monbiot, which discusses his vision for returning the uplands of Britain, such as Snowdonia and the North York Moors, to a more natural state, put in simplistic terms. In a post I wrote … Continue reading

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Prestatyn beach

After sinking up to my ankles in mud on Conwy beach on Monday evening – much to the amusement of a few locals watching – I thought better of having a morning by the sea in this location come Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Centre for Alternative Technology

On Sunday, we drove down to the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. It wasn’t the most straightforward for journeys due to accidents and queues of traffic but I was pleased to have some energy to look round before retiring … Continue reading

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A day of beautiful flowers

The more I visit Helmsley Walled Garden, the more I love it. Today was the first time I had been in the spring and I wasn’t to be disappointed. Look at the spectacular tulips in a meadow (with Helmsley Castle … Continue reading

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Supermarket parsley

Last night, my daughter was playing steel pans at a music festival, so I had a lovely evening out – a beautiful drive along the A660, which provides one of the most amazing views in the whole of the country, … Continue reading

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Whittling and old tights

It was wonderful weather for the workday at Old Sleningford Farm where we go once a month. I took one of my friends and I hope she enjoyed it as much as we did. One of the jobs my daughter … Continue reading

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