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Monday Miscellany: North

Happy Monday! I’m very happy to report that this week, I’m not at work. Yesterday, we walked to Warkworth and today we are headed into Alnwick and to my happy place, Barter Books. We have plans to go to Hauxley … Continue reading

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Sunday Music: September – Earth, Wind and Fire

Because I couldn’t let September go by without putting this up!

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Holiday

After a cancellation, we are going on holiday today! We have absolutely thought about the risks of this and decided to go anyway. Ma and I are a support bubble, we are staying in a cottage and our holidays don’t … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Headless Chickens

Happy Friday! This is late, but here are this week’s links… Matt Hancock, could you honestly think of no one better to run test and trace? Working from home could be keeping Covid-19 at bay – for proof, look at … Continue reading

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Preserving the Plot: Pico de Gallo

I’ve preserved a lot of tomatoes this year but I haven’t preserved a lot of home grown tomatoes. Despite having just over 30 tomato plants this year, we’ve also eaten through a load of them. I’ve eaten so much tomato … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Ready for the change of season

We actually did more than weeding and collecting this week! The plot is still at the weird, messy and winding down stage we are still getting harvests but less squash and cucumbers and more leafy greens! We are still waiting … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Tapped Out

Happy Monday! Confession time, someone should stick a fork in me because I’m done. I’m over it all. We had the virtual offsite on Friday and I’m so glad that I wasn’t presenting because by the time we got the … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Busy

Happy Monday! Today I am taking a trip to the Southampton office. I need to get there, do some and hightail it out of there by about 2pm. Fun. Was wasn’t fun was getting up at 6am, in the dark … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Ma does all the work (again)

I’ve not been to the allotment since Friday, when I spent an hour harvesting and left Ma on the plot to weed. I’m doing the same thing today and at the weekend, I’ll go and do some work while Ma … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Two Birthdays and a Quiz

Happy Monday! I had such a good weekend that the working week is going to be a bit of a comedown! In the week, we had a virtual birthday party for a friend. I hosted the work quiz, which Ma … Continue reading

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