Category Archives: Days out

Not vermicelli

Okay, I’ve used my car today, so clearly I’ve got a carbon footprint. At the same time, I’m feeling uplifted by one or two events which have taken place. First off, I took my latest finished book along to the … Continue reading

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Palm trees and daffodils

Do you have a list of places you wish to visit? On my list was Brittany, in the North West of France. So, when my daughter at Christmas asked if we could go to France on our next holiday, I … Continue reading

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Snow on my birthday!

It was snowing on the day I was born but I don’t think I have witnessed it on this day since. In any case, it didn’t stop play today. We did a baking class with Lovely Loaves, which meant we … Continue reading

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St Aidan’s Nature Reserve (RSPB)

This morning, as the ‘great thaw’ has started, I got out my secateurs and trimmed the lemon balm bush. I’d forgotten that it had been planted as a single stem in a very small pot, which caused me some amusement … Continue reading

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Yellow ‘snowdrops’

The last week or so have been crazy: of course, the snow with its school closures and such like didn’t help. But my sister is back in hospital with a pulmonary embolism and my dad had an operation on his … Continue reading

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Hidden garlic

Yesterday, I didn’t have time for any gardening exploits. It was snowing, anyway – that slushy kind, which is an uncomfortable nuisance. However, before we got on the train to go dancing, I did take a photo of the garlic … Continue reading

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Carbon capture and a robin

It is being said that this winter is quite mild. I’m not sure I agree. There seems to have been a lot more frost and day time temperatures seem lower than I’m used to. Not that I’m complaining. It’s great … Continue reading

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