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Tomato Soup

At this time of year, the amount of soup I eat/drink increases, it’s the best way I know of using up veg, the ‘kitchen sink’ soup is my thing. At the moment, soup is my go to dinner for the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Plant All the Things

So the last couple of weekends on the plot have been busy. We’ve (mostly Ma) cleared a lot of the summer beds, in the outdoor beds, the cherry tomatoes and summer and winter squash are gone, in the polytunnel, I’ve … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Sleepless in Ealing

Happy Monday! It’s been busy at work and I’m trying to be proactive at home. It feels like I have to finish all the things before more birthdays and Christmas come along to hit me in the face! Over the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Rest

Last weekend, Ma and I looked at the weather forecast and decided that there wasn’t going to be much allotmenting. I had planned to spend some time on Saturday but got side tracked by the mice, I spent about an … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Return of the Mice

Happy Monday! Last week we had our first cold snap of the autumn. Not cold enough to require heating but colder than it’s been. As ever in Autumn I was on alert for mice trying to come in their usual … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Everything is Chaos

Happy Friday! There are words for the state of the country right now, but I don’t have them right now, but isn’t this so much better than chaos with Ed Milliband? Here are some links: The era of low interest … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Alas, tomatoes, we hardly knew you

We’re having a cold snap this week, so at the weekend, I said goodbye to the majority of the tomatoes. It was time, the weather hasn’t been helping and so many of them were splitting and ruined, so we took … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Autumnal

Happy Monday! I did have a cold last week, so I stayed at home and slept a lot and thanked God for the ability to work from home. I was not the only one, it seems like the entire team … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: I Grew a Melon

So the big news of the week was that I got a melon from the vines in the polytunnel. It was a snack sized melon (about the size of a tennis ball) but I grew it and yes I am … Continue reading

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Miscellany: Mourning Madness

It feels like autumn, the wake up light is back on, I’ve changed to a warmer duvet and I’m struggling for focus a bit. So a week that featured a team social and a party on Saturday just as I’m … Continue reading

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