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Allotment Adventures: The Weedfinder General Returns

With the general relaxation of lockdown rules last Saturday, the allotment committee decided that people like my mum could come back in! Which we were both very excited about. Four and a half hours on the plot and I finally … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Hamilton Day

Happy Friday! I’ve been absent for a couple of weeks because it’s been pretty difficult to deal with the news. Anyway this weekend, we’re going to get some relaxation of rules because the death rate is down, whether it will … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Rain, Wind and Nephews

Happy Monday! This weekend, Ma and I went to Shefford. It rained but it was lovely to see the family. Since we last saw them, L’s nan has died and B has been in hospital for a non-COVID issue so … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: June

So I had a list 2 weeks ago and this is where we are with it. weed the paths cut the grass weed the top of the plot weed the beds pot up the verbena half the old broad bean … Continue reading

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Friday Links: A Government run by Bugs Bunny would be more efficient

On Wednesday mornings, Sean Bean is presenting a programme called Legacy of War, which explores the impact that war experiences had on entire families and down the generations. It’s been interesting last week’s was about John Beckett, who was a … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Support Bubble

I have a weekly catch up with my manager on Friday, it’s never a really long meeting, we talk through his diary for the next couple of weeks, talk about what I’m doing, catch up on how we’re feeling, things … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading

So yesterday I read this, and honestly some of the recommendations made me cross. Some of this might be cultural but really… So quotes from the original article in italics… I am feeling very low on energy these days. I … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: I need to spend some time

So last weekend, I didn’t do any work on the allotment. There is always work to be done but I’m still missing my work partner and so I need to do double the work to keep up and I’m not … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Quite the weekend

Happy Monday! I’ve been very quiet over the last week, in part because of the trash fire that is the world, and also because June 6 was also Stef and Kier’s birthday, they would have been 50. June used to … Continue reading

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Friday Links: World on Fire

I started compiling these links on Sunday morning and at that point it seemed that the US was on fire and it doesn’t seem to have got any better over the week. I’m a Londoner and lived through rioting in … Continue reading

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