Monthly Archives: January 2015

Rippling away

I learnt to crochet many many years ago (not far short of 50!).  I never learnt to read a pattern, or to do fancy stitches.  But that didn’t stop me starting my first ever business in Y2 at secondary school. … Continue reading

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Sometimes….. death is not the worst outcome from an illness Sometimes….. helping keep someone alive is not the most caring thing you can do for them Sometimes….. good intentions are not enough Sometimes….. we have to find a way to … Continue reading

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Muck magic

Last month I ran out of muck for my allotment. I still have several beds to mulch, and I have built two new bins from found wooden pallets and cable ties.  I am inordinately proud of my achievement.  They are … Continue reading

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The Walk

So, it’s time to talk about the main thing that brought me to start my own blog instead of just reading other peoples.  Though of course reading other peoples is  what got me started, a big part.  And part of what … Continue reading

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Wood from a stone

Back last summer we revisited a favourite place – the Val Gardena in the Dolomites (northern Italy).  It’s a fascinating and very beautiful place, and one I go back to time and again to walk and rewind. Historically it was … Continue reading

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Salad days

You might not think that these cold grey days lend themselves to salad, but for me they are all about coleslaw.  Not the stuff you buy expensively in plastic packs at the supermarket, but the stuff I make myself for … Continue reading

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A murmuration of swallows

What a beautiful word.  And what a beautiful sight.  Earlier this week, on a clear crisp winter day, we went to an RSPB nature reserve in nearby Somerset (Ham Wall) to see a winter phenomenon we’d heard about but never … Continue reading

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