Tag Archives: growing

A lovely evening: food from waste (again)

It was a lovely evening in every sense.  Most obviously, the sun was shining, the sky was clear, and the weather warm.  Malcolm had arranged for us to meet with youngest son and daughter-in-law at a pop-up pizza place right … Continue reading

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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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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: taking a different route

This week I needed to travel to Northamptonshire for work.  This meant a rail journey via London, including crossing London from Paddington Station to St Pancras Station.  I’ve done this many times before.  If I’m pressed for time, I take … Continue reading

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Two Sundays, two countries, two festivals

Festival one: Weinfest: an annual event in the village in the Black Forest. celebrating the wine they make.  A long weekend of fun and entertainment.  It feels like everyone from the village goes, and there seems to be an agreed … Continue reading

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Woodpiles

What can I say?  I just love to see them.  I love looking at them.  They have their own beauty.  In each country they seem to take a different form.  Here in the Black Forest, they are neat and tidy, … 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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May’s challenge update: procrastination

Here we are at the end of the month, and what have I done?  Well, it turns out quite a lot actually. For starters I tackled the Basket of Doom.  Ha!  I was embarrassed at how little time that took … Continue reading

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Changing plans

If I’ve learnt nothing else in life, it’s that all plans are only provisional.  Life has a habit of getting in the way.  Or sometimes (a much nicer option, this) presenting a different and altogether better opportunity. So it has … Continue reading

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Allotment update: May

Oh my goodness, how does it happen that one moment you think you’re all up together with the allotment, and the next you’re way, way behind?  somehow it takes me by surprise every year – that sudden surge of growth … Continue reading

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