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In the time of the virus: day 55

It’s Saturday and (mostly) the sun is shining.  I’m struggling today after another particularly poor night’s sleep, so haven’t done much and not pushing myself to do much.  Hopefully normal service will be resumed tomorrow.  PGTG. I did manage to … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 39

Garden/allotment – all I did today was water the plants in the greenhouse and pick a few things for supper.  A small asparagus harvest for us to share this evening, and some parsley, mint and green onion tops to be … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 33

Garden/allotment – today was the perfect day for working on the allotment and in the garden, and that’s what I spent much of the day doing (apart from the early afternoon, when it was really too hot for me to … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 15

Hello Monday again. Today began with a family zoom call postponed from yesterday.  So nice to all be (virtually) together.  Sharing notes on events of the weekend.  Which in the case of the farmers, included planting a massive number of … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 10

A good day.  Mostly.  How lucky I am to be able to say that right now. Garden/allotment – I went to the Farm to collect some plants originally intended for our fund-raising plant sale.  Some I will use in my … Continue reading

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How did it go? – lose weight

I’m so glad you asked.  Not at all well, as it happens. This was definitely my failure in 2019.  Though I ended the year weighing less than I began it, that was purely and simply because part-way through I realised … Continue reading

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What I did and didn’t do this summer (garden, allotment, kitchen update)

As ever, lots of good intentions, and the expectation of a quieter, simpler summer this year.  Wherever did that idea come from?  Life has been as busy as ever, and punctuated by three unseasonal cold/flu viruses.  All reasons (not excuses, … Continue reading

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Zero waste: so you think you don’t like turnips?

My friend gets a weekly veg box delivered, which includes whatever the farm has ready at the time.  She and her husband really don’t like turnips, which is how two lots of turnips found their way to me.  I tolerate … Continue reading

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Seven (good) things on Saturday

Well you know how it goes.  This was going to be a Five on Friday post, but here we are and it’s already Saturday.  But no worries, because there are easily six good things to write about.  And then I … Continue reading

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Planning backwards

For now at least, some of our weeks have settled down into a more regular pattern, with some anchor activities determining how other things fit in alongside and around them. In particular, our regular day for visiting our granddaughter (and … Continue reading

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