Category Archives: Days out

A week in pictures

After a week which I was glad to see the back of, I’ve just had one of annual leave and managed to pack quite a lot in, although very little gardening is in the mix. Most forays into the garden … Continue reading

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What a nice seat to sit at

Do you notice how sometimes time can be fast and slow simultaneously? August seemed to stretch on for ever and now suddenly it’s September. Hurrah! Autumn is making its approach with cooler, darker evenings, rosy apples and too many events … Continue reading

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The waiting game

It has now become the norm that most of my substantial gardening endeavours take place during the autumn and winter months. That doesn’t stop me from itching to get on with the tasks I’ve got planned, though. At least, I’ve … Continue reading

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Hull

I had been to Kingston-upon-Hull a couple of times in my life but a friend had suggested it as a destination in view of my daughter’s interest in buildings. I’d not been aware that there remained any of the Old … Continue reading

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Inside the compound

The first muck-in at St Aidan’s Nature Reserve since the start of the pandemic took place yesterday morning. The plan was to reduce the amount of ragwort, so that the cattle which graze on the site are less likely to … Continue reading

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Outside

Some would say we are currently experiencing glorious weather in the UK. I’d be inclined to agree but for the fact that my bedroom is south-facing. Perhaps heat and light at bedtime didn’t bother me when I first moved in … Continue reading

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An outing by bus

The last time I went on a bus before today was on my birthday, just over 15 months ago. I’d originally taken the day off to go for a walk with a friend but she’d called that off as the … Continue reading

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Backdoor strawberries

I went for a lovely walk with a friend in Meanwood Park yesterday. Whilst rhododendrons are no longer encouraged, I can see why they were once all the rage. Suffice to say, I wouldn’t think it wise to plant any … Continue reading

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A weekend in Suffolk

At last, we were able to go far away from our village and explore a completely new part of the world for us. With my daughter being on her half term school break and my having an extra day added … Continue reading

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Hirst Wood

On Friday morning, I was out of the house for three hours, which felt such a novelty. I have actually been out for as long as that on other occasions but clearly I needed more. So, the chosen spot for … Continue reading

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