Tag Archives: 2021

Monday Miscellany: Entertaining, Football and Gin

We finally have proper summer weather, it’s warm and all the windows are open and fans are being deployed. It also means that I need to water the plot more often, I’m loving the gardening videos where they talk about … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Looking like a garden

This time last year, I had almost everything planted, sow and growing. This year has been very different, I went into last weekend with garlic, onions, shallots, carrots, beetroot, pea, broad beans, salad, parsnips, salsify, and potatoes in the ground … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Busy

Happy Monday! Last week, I was too busy to post. Please don’t think I was being all that productive, except at work where I managed to get a whole lot of work off the to do list and on to … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Blame the BBC

Happy Friday! This week I made a concerted effort to look for links for this post during the week. There’s nothing ‘great’ about this new British Railways revamp How quickly Boris Johnson’s triumph has given way to doubt and instability … Continue reading

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Adventures in Menu Planning: No Spend Week

One of the things I’ve picked up this year is to have a week every month when I don’t grocery shop, usually the week before the I’m paid. It’s a good habit to keep me acquainted with everything that’s in … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: More relaxed than I probably should be

Everything is looking good but I also feel like everything is behind and I’m not too worried about it. Over the bank holiday Ma and I will sort out compost and wood and I’m going to sow the squashes direct … Continue reading

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Friday Links: It’s a horrible mess all over

Happy Friday! I took some time off because I was in a slump (yes they are coming more frequently, I’m perimenopausal and look at the state of the world, of course it’s harder to be cheerful and motivated!) and when … Continue reading

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Oddbox and Potato Crust Quiche

Because the allotment isn’t producing a lot at the moment (we’re getting rhubarb and not much else) I decided to try Oddbox. Yes, it’s part of my drive to be a bit more sustainable because this produce would be thrown … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Not As Expected

On Saturday, despite some disappointments (lack of wood and compost) we were rearing and ready to get to the plot. Then Mum’s knee went out from under her, it’s a thing, it’s happened before and she was not happy about … Continue reading

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Lotion Bars

It’s been mentioned a couple of times but I’m on a quest to reduce my rubbish, I’ve switched to soap but one of the places that I can make a change with is moisturiser and hand cream. I have really … Continue reading

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