Category Archives: Days out

Round the garden in 80 days #72

This post has been a long time coming because…. It took the scaffolders three weeks to collect the scaffolding which had been gracing the back of the house after the solar panels had been installed. This not only dampened my … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #70

When I started my ‘Round the garden in 80 days’ series, I expected to finish it by New Year. Yet here we are hurtling towards the summer equinox and still eleven posts to go, including this one. One the plus … Continue reading

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Medieval frescoes

In a departure from musings about the environment and garden observations, today I’m going to show you the inside of Pickering Church. One of the Palm Sunday archers with Towton Battlefield Society had told me about medieval frescoes at St … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #57

Friday morning was surprisingly sunny, so I took the secateurs and cut down the raspberry canes. I had been deliberating their removal but there has been and will continue to be enough of that elsewhere in the garden. I had … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #56

After a tense few days of waiting for the results of the blood tests I had had the Saturday before, I finally got an appointment at my doctor’s surgery on Thursday. The health professional I spoke to was a Physician … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #36

Yesterday morning, when I opened the curtains, I was greeted with the following view: Fortunately, I hadn’t planned to do any work today because we were off on a day trip to Addingham for spinning supplies and a meal at … Continue reading

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Round the garden on 80 days #23

I’d hoped that the clocks going back on Sunday wouldn’t prevent a smooth continuation of my series of blog posts. Inevitably, however, yesterday I didn’t get the chance to do anything meaningful apart from my paid job. Today would have … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #20

When picked up my veg from the local organic farm earlier today, there was a box of horseradish from which we were invited to help ourselves. So, now I am on the hunt for recipes. My trusted book of preserves … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #15

I’m baffled by the lack of autumnal colour. Surely, more leaves should be turning something other than green by now? At home, the only tree that seems to have registered it is autumn is the dogwood. The wind has blown … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #9

It seems, yet again, that Sunday is not to be a gardening day. Instead of galavanting off to the coast, this one was dedicated to archery and I even came home with a trophy. Before anyone rushes to congratulate me … Continue reading

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