Category Archives: Days out

A day of many things

On Thursday, after five years on a waiting list, my daughter was finally offered a place at a gymnastics club. This meant that with the car out over lunch time we went on to St Aidan’s Nature Reserve between Swillington … Continue reading

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Plants for a Future Appeal

Today, I’m indulging in a spot of reading. One thing leading to another I have thus ended up on the Plants for a Future website. I believe this to be an important charity, as it enables people to select plants … Continue reading

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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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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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