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Allotment Adventures: Under-cultivated

It was an interesting Saturday at the allotment. We got told that this area by the rose garden and the pond, means our plot is viewed as under cultivated. The current rules are that 70% of the plot should be … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Some Rain

Last Friday night, there was actual rain, but it didn’t really seem to make a lot of difference to the plot, which still  needed watering on Saturday morning. The plot is doing well right now, the tomato plants all have … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Planting out

This week we planted out all the things.The jury is out on how many will survive, the tomatoes and cucumbers look to be in a bad way right now. I have some spare plum tomatoes that can replace the dead … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Achievement

We didn’t spend much time at the plot this weekend, I collected tomatoes on Wednesday and we had leeks, kale, tomatoes, summer squash and some spring onions and carrots at the at the weekend but we were only on the … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Harvest

After the excitement of the Open Day, this week it was time to get back to work, those of you following along will remember that last week, I had a big long list of stuff to do. Here is is … Continue reading

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Friday Night Cocktail

When we were in Brighton a couple of Fridays ago, it was hot and went we stopped for lunch at Lucky Beach (which is worth a visit, best fish and chips I’ve had in ages). Christelle and Natalie ordered a … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas – Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Like a lot of the things I am giving to people this year, the idea is not original. There are a ton of homemade sugar scrub recipes around at the moment but this particular one came from How Sweet It … Continue reading

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Friday Night Cocktails

Can you call it a cocktail if it doesn’t have booze in it? This week, I are be mostly having a cold. I’m also trying to recover from the excess of London Cocktail Week, so am going easy on the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Cocktail (non-alcoholic)

I’m sticking to this no alcohol thing. This week’s drink is based on bissap, which is often called the national drink of Senegal. Jo’s partner Lazare taught* me how to make it when I visited her in the Cote d’Ivoire … Continue reading

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Friday Night Cocktail – Watermelon Mojito

  I’m not keen on mojitos, usually, but I saw this one on Eat, Live, Run, Jenna got it from here and I just loved the colour. I mentioned it to Matt & Michael, who tried it, tweaked it and … Continue reading

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