Monthly Archives: November 2021

Advent

Last Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent. Lots of people have put their trees up already, my quick straw poll of the office says that most of them are going up next weekend, people should do what makes them … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Not a great week

Happy Monday! Last week wasn’t an epic week, I had Monday off and worked from home on Tuesday and had a migraine on Wednesday. It’s dark and I’m off my game, the migraines have been better but sometimes they just … Continue reading

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Sunday Music: Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending

First Sunday of Advent. If I get excited about singing ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’, my mum who grew up in the Salvation Army and is therefore pretty much a Methodist, is excited by Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending. … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Adventures in Dog Sitting

Happy Monday! So the thing I couldn’t talk about last week was that I spent the weekend looking after Mike and Christelle’s dogs, while Mike whisked Christelle off to France to see her family for the first time in two … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Mistakes were made but no one is going to admit it…

Happy Friday! These are going up late because it’s been a week… The revised HS2 plan may be viable – but don’t expect Boris Johnson to deliver it Johnson really cares about creating new jobs – especially if your name … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Infrastructure

It’s November and our time on the plot is limited, partly by the light, we can go during the day which means the weekend and partly because its winter and nearly Christmas and we have other things to do! In … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: November Sucks

Happy Monday! I’m still finding November difficult but I’m starting to come out of it. This week, I got a grip on the flat because Sue and Richard came to dinner and inviting people to dinner is a guaranteed way … Continue reading

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Winter Blues

As I mentioned last week, I’m struggling with the light levels at the moment. Right now, we’re in the ‘dead cat bounce’ part of the year and while I feel like I’ve been preparing for this since August, it’s always … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Corruption is a Tory Hobby….

Happy Friday! End of the avocado: why chefs are ditching the unsustainable fruit Mr Sunak, rising taxes and soaring prices do not add up to an Age of Optimism. A good budget, isn’t necessarily one which is good just for … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The Winter Work List

Once the clocks go back, and it’s too dark to pop in after work, we visit the allotment less. We do still grow things over the cold season and right now we’ll still harvesting carrots, turnips, kale, chard, parsnips, cabbage … Continue reading

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