Tag Archives: Simplicity

Fermentation: making sauerkraut

This one is for Richard xx My adventures in sauerkraut have not all been happy ones.  It’s fair to say that I’ve had my share of (very smelly) experimental failures.  But failure is a step on the path to success, … Continue reading

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Fermenting: making kefir

I’ve been interested for a while in all things fermented, so when oldest son and daughter-out-law offered me some milk kefir grains earlier in the summer, of course I couldn’t refuse.  I had a wee taste first, and to be … Continue reading

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Six (good) things on Sunday (26 August)

I made a small start on getting to grips with my sorely-neglected garden.  Taking a tip from others, I’ve broken it down into bite-sized chunks.  I tackled the terrace, which is immediately outside the kitchen.  I’ve always wanted a clematis … Continue reading

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Going Dutch in Delft

I have a backlog of semi-drafted posts from earlier this year.  I’m planning to work my way through them.  This is the first – from April this year.  It took 35 years or so for us to get to the … Continue reading

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100 day challenge: so what is it?

It’s actually very, very simple, and takes a commitment of just one hour of my time each day. This is what I have set myself to do: Exercise – at least 50-60 minutes of reasonably strenuous exercise every day.  A … Continue reading

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Five good things – and a bonus sixth (and it’s Friday!)

My goodness where DID that time go?  Well, of course I know where it went.  It went in busy-ness and a lovely holiday (more of that to come), and a few crises (not mine, so not mine to share).  But … Continue reading

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A pocket full of Rye

Drawing on what we learnt from our ‘gap year’, we returned to Rye to continue our exploration of a new-to-us part of the country. We stayed at the same lovely b and b where we stayed last year, and visited … Continue reading

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