Category Archives: Days out

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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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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