Monthly Archives: August 2015

Seeing differently: my first century

It’s quite a few (6? 7?) years since I first became aware of and began reading blogs, via a chance find of a copy of Jane Brocket’s lovely book ‘The Gentle Art of Domesticity’ one day in a Bath shop. … Continue reading

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A lovely evening: food from waste (again)

It was a lovely evening in every sense.  Most obviously, the sun was shining, the sky was clear, and the weather warm.  Malcolm had arranged for us to meet with youngest son and daughter-in-law at a pop-up pizza place right … Continue reading

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Allotment update – July and August

Much of June and July felt like a write-off due to prolonged sleep problems.  I did what I needed to do, and some of what I wanted to do.  But I didn’t manage to do all that I wanted to … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: connections

I love those times when you see or become aware of something, and then as if by magic other connected or linked things start appearing too, often thick and fast. I wrote a little while back about Robert Frost, and … Continue reading

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River Thames walk: Day 6 – finishing it off!

So, this was the culmination of 11 days walking – all the way along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Bath to Reading, then the Thames Path from Reading to Greenwich.  Including the extra miles to get to and from … Continue reading

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River Thames walk: Day 5 – the missing links

Day 5 was all about joining the dots, ready to finish the walk the next day.  So, a bit like football, this was about two halves. Because I had done a section out of sequence (Kingston to Putney) and added … Continue reading

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River Thames walk: Day 4 – Datchet to Hampton Court

I really really wanted to finish the walk before we go away on holiday later this month, because otherwise I wouldn’t be able to find enough days until November, by which time the days will be short and the weather … Continue reading

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