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Homemade Mini Milks

I have a confession, I have an ice lolly problem. I really, really like them. I didn’t realise it was a problem until the most recent heatwave, when ice lollies were better than dinner. I have a general rule that … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: A Year Older, Probably Not Wiser

Happy Monday! August is the best month of the year, everyone is on holiday so London is a bit emptier than usual, there is a Bank Holiday AND it’s my birthday! Which happened on Saturday. 49 isn’t much different from … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Things are not improving…

Happy Friday! Spiralling inflation, crops left in the field and travel chaos: 10 reasons Brexit has been disastrous for Britain Rent strikes and bill boycotts in the UK are great in principle – but I’d end up with no electricity … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Drought

It’s been a while, I’ve not really had the energy to write about the plot because I’m exhausted by all the watering. We’re in the driest July since 1911, and London and the South East has had just 11% of … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: England won something!

Happy Monday! If you’re English, into football and not sexist, you’re probably feeling quite chuffed about last night’s result. I am, it’s great to see the woman’s team get the kudos they deserve and the football league started this weekend … Continue reading

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Sunday Music: Right Said Fred – Bernard Cribbins

Bernard Cribbins died this week. Some people will know him from Doctor Who. But for people my age it was The Wombles and Right Said Fred.

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Friday Links: Summer

Happy Friday! ‘The council tenants weren’t going to be allowed back’: how Britain’s ‘ugliest building’ was gentrified Today’s Brain of Britain contestants find quiz harder, says host. I consistently win the work team quizzes and I find Brain of Britain … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany:

Happy Monday! This post is a bit belated because I’ve been busy, life is still feeling over full. I’ve been ‘out, out’ every weekend so far in July and I think it’s broken my little introvert brain! Last week was … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Boris still isn’t gone

Happy Friday! It’s been a while, here are this week’s links, please bear in mind that some of them are a couple of weeks old… From Thatcher to Johnson: how right to buy has fuelled a 40-year housing crisis Cancelled … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Trying to keep everything from getting crispy

It’s still too darn hot. I feel like all I do at the plot is water. Although we did get some rain yesterday night so I probably won’t water this evening! Other than the constant watering, we harvested our first … Continue reading

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