Category Archives: Days out

Community garden to the rescue

In comparison with last year, the strawberry crop of 2019 has been splendid. We now have jam, jam and more jam and lots of happy people have been gifted a punnet or two. Still, we are down to the last … Continue reading

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Joining the dots

I thought today was going to be my daughter’s last gymnastics class, so I wanted to take advantage of the time her lesson affords for me to wander in the countryside. A few months ago, I found a bridleway where … Continue reading

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Fields

I decided to take the train to work yesterday and therefore had a pleasant twenty minute walk along the bridleway which runs the length of the estate where I live. As I entered the lane, I noticed a rather curious … Continue reading

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Beeswax wraps

Yesterday afternoon, I managed to get out of my jam-maker’s kitchen and work in a room with two irons as well as a pan and a slow cooker which were constantly on. The good news is that we’re not having … Continue reading

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Never so much excitement over a drill

After lots of behind-the-scenes planning, today was the first Composting Champions workshop at The Real Junk Food Project TRJFP) in Horsforth, Leeds. For those of us involved in the planning as well as for those who were hoping for a … Continue reading

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The Knepp Safari

After reading Wilding by Isabella Tree at the start of the year, I was excited about going on a safari on the Knepp Castle Estate, the subject of the book. I doubt I’ll ever go on a safari in Africa, … Continue reading

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On the blue spectrum

It took me quite a while to locate the hostas at Belton Garden Centre this morning. I’d seen the variety, Halcyon, on another blog and was quite captivated by its blueness. The one I bought wasn’t quite as blue as … Continue reading

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