Monthly Archives: August 2019

Recommendation: English Heritage and National Trust Memberships

Now I’m 46, I am middle aged, I like gardening and old buildings, I have been known to plan holidays around going to see particular old buildings (mostly Middleham which is my favourite castle!). I did all of this as … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Prorogued

Happy Friday! So the big news where I am is that Boris Johnson has,  yet again, proved to be a lying, faithless snake who doesn’t believe in the sovereignty of Parliament or the Union. The Queen let him do it, … Continue reading

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Classic White Loaf

This weekend, I made bread. I used to make bread fairly often but haven’t done it much recently. However I had just made some jam and if you have jam then you need bread to properly taste test it. The … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye

The temperatures in London went stupidly hot last week and we had 30C and over for a couple of days so just as allotmenters started to prepare themselves for an early autumn, it was summer again. This is good as … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Bank Holiday Late

Happy Tuesday! For those of us in most of the UK (not Scotland) yesterday was the last Bank Holiday of summer and that’s it until Christmas. It’s the last week of the school holidays (except in Scotland) and it’s been … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Boris thinks that Ireland is still a colony but he’s not trying to buy Greenland..

Happy Friday! It’s been a week where I’m still embarrassed by Boris, in a way I’ve never been embarrassed by a prime minister before but at least I’m not American. I feel so sorry for the diplomats in the Foreign … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Expansion

I think I’ve talked a little bit about my allotment neighbour, Joe and how this year has not been a good one for him. We saw him this weekend and he told us that he’s going to give up the … Continue reading

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