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Allotment Adventures: Three years later and it’s looking pretty good…

The joy of a bank holiday is that we got two trips to the plot this weekend. Apparently, it’s been the coldest May bank holiday on record and I can believe it, it’s hard to imagine that Easter was the … Continue reading

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What I’ve Read – March and April 2019

I feel way behind on reading this year, I’ve read 42 books, some long, some novella length and at a shade over 10 a month, it’s about usual.  Last month I also started to cull the TBR list on the … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: The no-good, very bad Monday

What is it about the first week back at work after a holiday that makes it so very tiring? This week I have been mostly exhausted, for no apparent reason! Last Monday was not a good day, because I started … Continue reading

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Sunday Music: You Better You Bet

This was on the radio last night. The Greatest Hits of The Who was one of Ma’s car tapes and I have strong memories of singing all the words while sitting in Ma’s first brand new car (a Renault 5 … Continue reading

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Recommendations: 19 Crimes Red Wine

I’m not a wine snob. As a general rule, if it’s white I don’t like it to be too sweet and I don’t like oaky wine, if it’s fizz I’d prefer a cremant over prosecco, with red I generally pick … Continue reading

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Friday Links: I give confidential security briefings. You leak.

Happy Friday! There is a link in here about pandas, so I’m going to share something that never fails to make me smile Here are this week’s links Prawn to be wild: cocaine found in all shrimp tested in rural … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Indoor sowing

I’m not a person known for patience, I try (some people would say that I’m very trying!) but I like things to be done the minute I decide it’s time. So this year’s surprise is that I only sowed by … Continue reading

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