Monthly Archives: April 2018

Monday Miscellany

Welcome to the last day of the month. Today is the first day of National Gardening Week, I’m doing my usual allotmenting and volunteering at the plots on Saturday but very week seems to be gardening week for me!I was scanning … Continue reading

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Friday Links

Happy Friday! Honestly, I’ve not been at my shiny best this week. It’s mostly work, I’m currently in diary hell and it seems like every morning, I come into work to re-arrange the work I did the day before! On … Continue reading

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Quick and Dirty Hummus

I love chickpeas. I use chickpeas and black beans in chilli, instead of kidney beans. Chana masala is one of my favourite indian dishes to make at home. Chickpeas and spinach is still a standard comfort food for me. Hummus … Continue reading

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Francis Thomas Harold Hull

Today marks 20 years since my Grandad died. Which means it’s been a bit more than that since he walked me through his bread pudding recipe. I write about my Grandad a lot, because as I get older, I’ve realised … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The War on Raspberries

It was hot this week, and everything in the allotment decided to pop up, the raspberries especially. So Ma and I spent a good hour digging the ones that weren’t where we wanted them to be..We also watered everything. The … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Continuing the ‘this day in history’ theme I started last week, today 357 years ago, Charles II was crowned at Westminster Abbey, which is the perfect place to post this from Horrible Histories… After last week’s sunburn I have found … Continue reading

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Friday Links

Happy Friday! It’s been a sunnier week and as a consequence, I’ve been in a sunnier mood! It’s also been a busy week, I’ve been sowing things and trying to use my evenings better, but it’s also been manic at … Continue reading

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What foods do you always have in the house? You know the ones that your cooking and eating are built around? Mayonnaise is not one of those foods in my house, at best I bought it because I needed it … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: All by myself

This week, I was abandoned by the weeder-in-chief, who seems to think she should have a social life. I don’t know, parents nowadays.. (although she spent my childhood telling us that she “was put on this earth to me, not … Continue reading

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The Joy of Bathing

I have taken to a nightly bath. I’ve been trying to do something about my lack of sleep and a bath is relaxing, in part because rinsing the bath is easier than tidying up after a shower! Baths seems inherently … Continue reading

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