Monthly Archives: April 2015

Allotment update: April

I realise that it is ages since I last wrote anything about the allotment.  Maybe that’s partly because in my mind I was ‘just about to’ sow lots of seeds, and of course the post would be so much better … Continue reading

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The poetry party guest list: week 3

Well, this was a trickier week.  There was quite a lot of other stuff going on and I struggled to keep up even with one poem a day.  So I’m going to come clean and admit that there was some … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: delivering leaflets

During the past few weeks I’ve spent time delivering election leaflets, and I have more to do in the coming few weeks.  (You may have noticed, there’s an election coming). Delivering leaflets, I’ve seen my neighbourhood differently.  More slowly, certainly. … Continue reading

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Everyday bread recipe

[edited 20.4.15 to add a few extra photos; 27.4.15 to signpost to comments and replies] I come from a family of good cooks and food lovers, so food is dear to my heart and central to my life and culture. … Continue reading

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The poetry party guest list – week 2

Day 1. I picked up a volume of poetry to browse – A Book of English Poetry, first published by Penguin in 1937, this version printed 1972, bought by Malcolm sometime in 1974-1977.  Poems by 61 poets – ‘Chaucer to … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: going back

Over the years, a few people who know us well have made clear their views about our love of returning to places we’ve been before: they see it as ‘safe’, ‘unadventurous’, ‘boring’. But we see it altogether differently.    I’m … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: slowing down

I’ve done most of this route many many times, but always cycling.  This time I decided to walk it, inspired in large part by the fact that I can now walk the 11 miles from our house in Bath to … Continue reading

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