Monthly Archives: May 2022

Allotment Adventures: Swarms and a full polytunnel

This week, I was on a mission. There were a couple of things I felt had to be done; get all the plants in the living room into the polytunnel and work out how many I have and where they … Continue reading

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Iris

The irises on the plot came up just in time for my grandmother’s birthday. Iris Lillian Bright was (I’m told) named Iris because they were blooming in her father’s garden when she was born (and she would probably have been … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Mini Break

Happy Monday! Today, I’m headed north for a couple of days in my second favourite UK city. We’re headed to Newcastle, to go to the beach at Tynemouth, the Baltic and finally I get to go to Seaton Delaval Hall. … Continue reading

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Sunday Music: Misty Blue – Dorothy Moore

Back to the music that you inherit, this one is from Ma. There is a story. She heard it on the radio and then went to the record shop and sang it because she didn’t catch what it was called. … Continue reading

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Friday Links: So over this

Happy Friday! Inane and Orwellian: a Queen’s speech to improve the life of Boris Johnson British Gas hires more staff to deal with rising number of struggling customers Sinn Féin’s victory won’t bring a united Ireland right away – but … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Spring Flowers

We’re coming up to halfway through the month and I haven’t planted anything outside. I’ve got most of the tomatoes into the polytunnel and we’ve sown celeriac, peas, carrots and beetroot outside but aside from tomatoes, I’ve only sown a … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Anniversary

Saturday marked six years of having the plot. It’s been a ride. Six years ago, it was a half plot. It had a plum tree, two rhubarb crowns, some raspberries, lots of metal pipes and weeds, lots and lots of … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Elections and finishing things

Happy Monday! We’ve had the election results and the overall feeling is that Labour could have done better and the Tories didn’t do as badly as expected. The greased piglet lives to fight another day and the Daily Mail managed … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Elections

Happy Friday! I’m spending this one in the office, so this was complied yesterday. It feels like the news is moving pretty fast and I have no idea of outcome of the local elections so who knows if any of … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: May

Happy Monday! In the UK, we have yet another Bank Holiday, I’m not complaining, they come thick and fast in Spring and we have two at the beginning of June. I will either spend today being super productive or lying … Continue reading

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