Tag Archives: November

Advent

Last Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent. Lots of people have put their trees up already, my quick straw poll of the office says that most of them are going up next weekend, people should do what makes them … Continue reading

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Sunday Music: Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending

First Sunday of Advent. If I get excited about singing ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’, my mum who grew up in the Salvation Army and is therefore pretty much a Methodist, is excited by Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending. … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Adventures in Dog Sitting

Happy Monday! So the thing I couldn’t talk about last week was that I spent the weekend looking after Mike and Christelle’s dogs, while Mike whisked Christelle off to France to see her family for the first time in two … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Infrastructure

It’s November and our time on the plot is limited, partly by the light, we can go during the day which means the weekend and partly because its winter and nearly Christmas and we have other things to do! In … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: November Sucks

Happy Monday! I’m still finding November difficult but I’m starting to come out of it. This week, I got a grip on the flat because Sue and Richard came to dinner and inviting people to dinner is a guaranteed way … Continue reading

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Winter Blues

As I mentioned last week, I’m struggling with the light levels at the moment. Right now, we’re in the ‘dead cat bounce’ part of the year and while I feel like I’ve been preparing for this since August, it’s always … Continue reading

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Friday Links: Corruption is a Tory Hobby….

Happy Friday! End of the avocado: why chefs are ditching the unsustainable fruit Mr Sunak, rising taxes and soaring prices do not add up to an Age of Optimism. A good budget, isn’t necessarily one which is good just for … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The Winter Work List

Once the clocks go back, and it’s too dark to pop in after work, we visit the allotment less. We do still grow things over the cold season and right now we’ll still harvesting carrots, turnips, kale, chard, parsnips, cabbage … Continue reading

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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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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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