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Blustery times in the garden

Sunday. It was bright but blustery day today. As part of much-needed Emma-therapy I took her up breakfas in bed of cereal, white tea, and buttered hot cross buns and then settled down to a leisurely breakfast myself. Then I…

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Working the garden

I feel pleasantly tired after a hard day’s work out in the garden. After a leisurely Sunday morning breakfast, we set ourselves to digging up the front garden, digging out the self-seeded budlea bushes and removing the old water feature…

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Watching Things Grow

I’ve had a busy, productive, and pleasently tiring weekend working in the garden. And we had our first harvest and feed off the rhubarb tonight, and judging by how it’s growing it won’t be long before we have the next…

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Pottering in one’s garden

Today we’ve been both lazy and not all lazy, both at the same time. By lazy, I mean that we didn’t go anywhere or do anything dramatic. By not-at-all lazy, I mean that we have cleaned out the chickens and…

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A Summer’s Sunday

I am officially tired. Absolutely shattered. The new door to the garage is up and in place with the new lock. We’ve also planted a second lot of vegetables – I hope it’s not too late – and a delicious…

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From Plant To Plate

How nice is it to have a relaxing afternoon, lounging around in the garden, picking fresh produce one hour and then eating it outside on the patio the next? How nice? It’s blissful. In other news, Bicester Poultry Inc. has…

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Cooking On Cold

Tonight’s meal – a barbeque – was a bit later than originally intended. I had had a productively and pleasingly busy day, first painting some of the garage (after an aborted quest to find a mallet and a need to…

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The Gardening Loot

Of our wedding gifts we had £80 of gardening vouchers and some money towards our honeymoon. One of the things that we did buy on honeymoon was a print of the loch on which we stayed in Scotland from an…

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That Monday Morning Feeling

Last night wasn’t a good night for me. I woke up at 2 o’clock with aches and pains and feeling a bit sick. I did manage to doze a little bit in the morning, but when I got up for…

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A relaxing walk by the canal…

After the busy day of getting house and garden sorted yesterday, today was in some respects quiet, and in some, still packed. We went for a nice, relaxing walk down by the canal in the morning, but it turned out…

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Weed Free and Relaxed

We’ve just had our second BBQ of the year in our garden. This has been following a nice day of pleasant busy-ness. We gave the house a good clean in the morning, had a nice lunch (sadly not in the…

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Where there’s muck…

The title to this post should really have been My First Freecycle. With a nice new veg garden but the claggiest of claggy soil I wanted to get as much nutrients into the ground as I could, and as cheap…

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A Countryside Drive

Tesco was hideous today. It’s my own fault. If I’d got my act together and got there early I would have been in and out, job done, in no time at all. But I didn’t, and I hadn’t. It was…

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On the third day of advent

I don’t know whether you’ve seen this programme, but Wild About Your Garden is brilliant. Bloody brilliant. 🙂 Kind of like Ground Force for people who dislike decking, but love birds.

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The Calm Before

1. Today has been a day so much better than we were expecting. With it fresh and bright and sunny we got up and did a last bit of cleaning to ‘arrange’ the house for its 11.30 viewing and then…

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A Wisley Good Idea

/pun Today, Emma and I took a trip to the Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Wisley to see the Spring flowers, and it was lovely. Gloriously sunny, if a bit on the windy side, we checked out the vegetable gardens,…

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