Category Archives: Nature

Starting as we mean to go on

So – a new year, and plenty of thoughts about how to make the most of it. But before I get to that, two lovely and very different holiday days to start 2017. 1 January turned out to be dreary, … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: autumn colours in the garden

I went to the National Trust garden at Holt to enjoy the autumn colours before the garden closes for the winter. It was, as ever, a delight.  There were plenty of people there enjoying the good half term weather with … Continue reading

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The poetry party revisited: Kin, by Deborah Harvey

The previous day I had managed to find and organise a date for us cousins to have our annual gathering – not until the autumn, but better late than not. I was sitting finishing off the last knitting on the … Continue reading

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April adventure: Walking the Capital Ring

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. I don’t know much about Samuel Johnson, but he certainly had that right. We both thought we knew London pretty well.  It turns out that we (still) only … Continue reading

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Signs of interest

Last week we had another free day and decided on a new (to us) walk: from Bath to Bristol on the River Avon path all the way.  We’ve walked from Bath to Bristol before.  We’ve walked a few sections of … 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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Climate change, Paris, and me

“Fine words butter no parsnips”.  A phrase I first came across many years ago in a Jane Austen novel (Northanger Abbey??), and oh so true. The agreement made in Paris this weekend was momentous, but only if it is followed … Continue reading

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