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Monday Miscellany: Dead Cat Bounce

Happy Monday! The clocks went back yesterday and we’re in the ‘dead cat bounce’ time of the year. The cat is dead (the days are shorter and I’m struggling) but it’s bouncing (the clocks moving back means that sunrise is … Continue reading

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Sunday Music: Ain’t No Man – The Avett Brothers

This is older but it was mentioned in a book I was reading recently and I remembered that I liked it.

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Recommended: Marks and Spencer’s Period Pants

I have these ones. It’s no lie to say they make periods much easier. They wash well, they are not at all smelly, I would say change them every 12 hours whether you need to or not! Overall, I love … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Wanting it all ways

Happy Friday! The weather is miserable, the budget was bad, COP26 is going to be a disaster, Cumbria is flooding…it’s nearly November and the country is being run by clowns. Here are this week’s links Boris Johnson is no green … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Make Friends with an Engineer

We finally have a polytunnel! Richard and Sue came on Saturday and Richard with some help from me and Sue, put it together. Richard also fixed the sides of the new flower bed that will be next to the polytunnel … Continue reading

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Reading Squee: English Pastoral – James Rebanks

I got given a book token this year. I cannot express how delightful it is to have money to spend on books and not having to feel at all guilty about it is. I bought English Pastoral in part of … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Poorly

Happy Monday! I spent most of the week feeling off, I was extremely tired, felt like I had a cold without the cold symptoms and had the rash under my chin and on my neck that I usually have when … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Here we go again

Happy Friday! Here are this week’s links… Kebab Kid, London: ‘Take-away as a cult’. I’ve never agreed with a Jay Rayner review more. I miss living in Fulham for easy access to Kebab Kid. Young women are sick of being … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Back to Work

After a week away and a couple of weeks of not doing much work, we were back in the saddle this week. Most of the work was done at the back of the plot, we cleared the space for the … Continue reading

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Amble and Northumberland

I took my camera on holiday and then didn’t take it out of the bag. So these are all imperfect iphone snaps.

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