Monthly Archives: January 2016

Culture

Definition (OED): The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively The ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society The cultivation of bacteria, tissue cells, etc. in an artificial medium containing nutrients So, there … Continue reading

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Learning new stuff

You’re never too old to learn something new.  And don’t I know it! In the past few years I’ve been lucky enough to be able to go to some really inspiring workshops and classes.  And like many things in life, … Continue reading

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Allotment update: December

December was a wet month.  Fortunately for us nowhere near as wet as for those poor souls living in the north of England and in Scotland who experienced flooding (and are still living with it), but definitely wet.  I limited … Continue reading

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The benefits of completing a challenge

Well, what a great way to start the new year.  By that, I don’t mean the heavy cold that started on 26 December and has long outstayed its welcome.  No, I mean the exercise challenge I set myself early in … Continue reading

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Starting as I mean to go on

I’m going to break with tradition (or maybe start a new one?) and not make any resolutions for 2016.  Instead, I’m reflecting on some of the things I learnt (or re-learnt) in 2015.  So that maybe I won’t have to … Continue reading

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