Monthly Archives: March 2013

paddling at padley gorge

Dashing through today, so I’ll leave you with some pictures from a walk I had with a friend a couple of weeks ago before the snow, to Padley Gorge, a gorgeous National Trust place not far from here, which I’d … Continue reading

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I’m so glad I took my own advice and picked up that compost the other day, because the last couple of days have seen a deluge of snow (or what passes for a deluge round here anyway). Yesterday I donned … Continue reading

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permaculture 2: catch and store energy

These pretty little primulas have nothing to do with today’s post, I just felt in need of some spring-like colour and cheeriness. I’m a little late with February’s permaculture principles post (ok, three weeks late, but let’s not worry about … Continue reading

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no green fingers here

My mum gave me this mad-looking thing for Christmas. Do you know what it is? That’s right, it’s a grow-your-own-mushrooms kit – what fun! I followed the instructions (pretty much) and after a week or two, it looked like this: … Continue reading

Posted in in the garden, in the kitchen, learning new things | 4 Comments

where did the time go?

Goodness me, where did the first half of March go? I confess I’ve been rather preoccupied and neglecting a lot of things lately. You know, housework, washing, poor little blog, returning phone calls and emails, cooking – those types of … Continue reading

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what was I saying about spring?

So much for it starting to feel like spring. It’s felt more like the depths of winter round here this week. Still, we got out and did a 10k race last Sunday, hills and snow flurries and all, and a … Continue reading

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