Tag Archives: 2020

Allotment Adventures: Winter Work

Last weekend was probably the most work we’ll do on the plot until Christmas but the winter work continues. I really enjoy the more relaxed pace of winter, we don’t have to spend all day on the plot but the … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Running to Christmas

Happy Monday! I feel, as I always do this time of year, that I am running towards Christmas and I’m not ready. I have just under two weeks and it’ll be fine. This week will be busy at work but … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Where is that Oven Ready Deal we were promised?

Happy Friday? It’s been a week and I still need to make mince pies! The Covid vaccines bring hope: but in many parts of the UK this crisis will last ‘This Must Be Your First By stopping players taking the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: We built compost bins

We finally got the compost bins built this week! They are not straight but they are built! That done, I got on with cutting down the autumn raspberries and removing the summer one. Ma got on with weeding the area … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany:

Happy Monday! We are 18 days away from Christmas and I’m about to embark on the ‘get everything done before Christmas’ phase of work (and quite a bit of that at home too!) It was so lovely to have Friday … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Birthday Special

Happy Friday! And Happy Birthday to my mum (this is her favourite post of the week!) Britain’s new claimants: How Covid-19 introduced middle class people to Universal Credit. Ma has been saying this since March! Mavis Staples & Chris Stapleton. … Continue reading

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99 Bottles of Gin on the Wall: A 2021 project

My birthday present to myself was the 99 Bottles of Gin on the Wall poster. This, a genius idea of Emma Stokes aka Gin Monkey, is a scratch off poster featuring 99 bottles of gin, the gins should be easy … Continue reading

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House Changes

I’ve been living in the same place 11 years, the only place I’ve lived as long is the flat in Fulham as a kid (16 years from ages 4 to 20!). I moved here after a long period of sadness … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Last of November

Happy Monday! Traditionally, I’m always pleased to see the back of November, so that’s it’s the last day of November is good, that we’re also in Advent is also good and tomorrow, I open my advent calendars. Less good news … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Don’t Hug Your Grandma..

Happy Friday! On Monday, Boris Johnson gave a press conference, in which he compared the vaccines to the cavalry coming to save us. All I could think of was the Duke of Wellington’s comments about cavalry galloping at everything and … Continue reading

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