Category Archives: Nature

Confession time: our front garden

Oh dear.  It’s not a place to feel proud of.  It’s most definitely a ‘work in progress’, a space for improvement.  Not a pretty sight.  I did warn you! The bare bone are there, but all we have at the … Continue reading

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River Thames walk: Day 3 – Kingston to Putney

The good thing about setting your own challenge is that you get to make up your own rules. On day 3 of this part of the walk I wanted to walk with a good friend.  I had stayed with her … Continue reading

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Milestones

Two major milestones in our lives (already) this month. First of all, we completed the sale of my mother-in-law’s flat, which was the last piece of the admin and paperwork following her death. As a result both sons and their … Continue reading

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Allotment update: June

Well here we are at the end of June, and the allotment looks very different from how it did at the start of the year.  Everything is growing like crazy and its hard to keep up, but in a good … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: all the hard work

Staying in a rural agricultural area like this one in the Black Forest, it’s easy to see and enjoy the natural world.  After all, we’re surrounded by trees, forest, vineyards, orchards, gardens.  Much of the time the only sounds to … Continue reading

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The cherry orchard

No, not the famous one in the play.  The one I was sitting in one morning in the Black Forest. Yes, the Black Forest really does have cherries, lots and lots and lots of them.  Not actually in the forest … Continue reading

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Green knitting

No needles or yarn involved in this though.  This is about an altogether different kind of knitting – the knitting together of a community.  Stick with me, you’ll see where I’m going.  And I hope you may want to join … Continue reading

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