Monthly Archives: November 2012

neglecting houseplants

Peter came home with this GIANT cup and saucer the other day. I spent quite a while pretending to drink tea from it (unfortunately, and it is a shame, it has a hole in the bottom so I can’t really … Continue reading

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november in the garden

  Things are looking rather autumnal in the garden at the minute. A couple of weeks ago I cut down the fennel. This is an enormous plant that grows taller than me each year, then falls over. The last few … Continue reading

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some things about me

I don’t usually join in with this type of thing, but the lovely Robyn asked ever so nicely, so while I was on the train today I thought of a few things to tell you. Here are the rules: every … Continue reading

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waxwings and other cheerful things

We popped out for milk the other day, and were lucky enough to spy a flock of waxwings in a tree full of berries. They’re lovely creatures, with their perky tufts and splashes of red and yellow. They’re not native … Continue reading

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getting out of the beginners mindset

On Saturday I did my local 5k parkrun. I’ve done this reasonably often over the last year or so, usually plodding round at the back with a lovely fella who’s had a triple heart bypass. We chat, and he cajoles … Continue reading

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frugal friday – making what you need

I’m joining in with Robyn again this week for another Frugal Friday post – and I’ve managed it on a Friday this time! (Ok, so technically I’m writing it on Thursday and I’ll schedule it to post when I’m not … Continue reading

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adventures in foreign lands

I actually left the UK last week, for the first time in about five years, and the first time ever I’ve been abroad for a holiday, rather than work. As I hang around with lots of people who jet off … Continue reading

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