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Monday Miscellany: And yet Lord, I am fed up

Happy Monday! So there’s a translation of the Book of Job, where God lays into Job for questioning Him. In most translations, Job is repentant in the face of God’s power and majesty. In this one Job replies “I have … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Struggling To Be Optimistic

Happy Friday! It’s been a while. Mostly because to be perfectly honest, it’s been hard for me to remain cheerful with the trash fire that is the world in general and my country’s government in particular, it’s also November and … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Autumn Harvest

Sometimes I think I plan too well for the winter and not enough for the summer. Because last weekend we harvested quite a bit. The sweet potatoes were disappointing we got some but not the amount I’d been hoping for … Continue reading

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Sunday Music: Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson – Lay Me Down

Loretta Lynn died recently and they played this on ‘Last Words’ and it’s so pretty

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Allotment Adventures: Paving Stones and Brussels Sprouts

I did no real work on the plot last weekend. The weather was miserable and I needed some time in the house to prep for the week. Although I did visit the plot yesterday, when Ma and her friend, Sally, … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: November Blues

Happy Monday! November is absolutely making itself known, the weather is terrible, my fringe is awry and I’m not enjoying life right now. I have had worse Novembers, this one isn’t even in the top 10 for me struggling, but … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Pumpkins, Strawberries and Birds

This weekend was the Pumpkin Walk, I did a solid 5 hours on the booze stall and we ran out of beer (again!), I think my back still hurts from 5 hours standing but it was a really good event … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Halloween

Happy Monday! Last week was weirdly busy. I had Monday off for a haircut. I took Jane a plant, a verbena bonariesis, I love London and never more when no one blinks at a person on a tube with a … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Tidying Up

We’ve hit the point of the year when our efforts are all about maintenance and readiness for next spring. Ma is on a weeding ban (I think it’s fair that the 73 year old doesn’t weed), but we started with … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Time off

Happy Monday! Last week happened. It was pretty normal. I got my flu jab, went to the Southampton office for the day. I was not amused to be out of the house when the night buses were still running, although … Continue reading

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