Author Archives: deborah @ the magic jug

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.

Going backwards to go forwards?

Sometimes it’s worth looking to the past to help us move forward. As I am increasingly doing in my journey with food – revisiting old ways of doing things; gradually reducing any reliance on ‘convenience’ foods; trying to ditch unnecessary … Continue reading

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Allotment update: September 2017

One of the things I love about working an allotment is that it really keeps you rooted in the annual cycle of life.  And yes, the pun is fully intended, and very appropriate. Now, in September, as many of the … Continue reading

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Catch-up time

Oops, there goes another month with barely a post.  But now it’s September, a new year beckons, and I’m ready to go with renewed energy and time. I have some catching up to do, and some things maybe that just … Continue reading

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Whatever next? – August 2017 update

Ok, so I missed June.  And July. Whatever. Here we are in August. There is so very much depressing stuff going on out there.  Sometimes we need an antidote to all that, to remind us that there is hope, that … Continue reading

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Gone fishing??

No, just living life as it comes and goes. So sorry for my (unplanned, unintended) absence.  I have several started-but-not-finished posts in the pipeline, and normal service will be resumed. Back soon, I promise!

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“Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner…..

…that I love London town.” This song from my childhood played on a loop in my head, as I walked towards and through the London Bridge and Borough area of London on Tuesday evening, just 3 days after the horrible … Continue reading

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The Gap Year – May adventure

What an appropriate way to end this Year of Adventures Great and Small, as we began it last year with a circular walk around London (The Capital Ring). This month we did something I’ve long wanted to do – a … Continue reading

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