Monthly Archives: September 2013

permaculture 4 – apply self-regulation and accept feedback

I’ve not been keeping up with my intention to write about a different permaculture principle each month. In fact, it seems I last wrote about this in June. Which is quite a while ago. I confess I’ve been putting this … Continue reading

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where’s my spoon?

One Sunday recently I trekked across town in the rain to visit this run down old factory. Portland Works is an old cutlery factory, built in the 1870s for a firm who were apparently the first manufacturers of stainless steel … Continue reading

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an exciting thing

Just look at what arrived in the post yesterday! On Boxing Day in 2008 I started a blog, Daffy’s Garden. I intended to post pictures of my garden, and imagined nobody but my mum would read it. I carried on … Continue reading

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for today…

Today I’m joining in with the Simple Women’s Daybook. If you’d like to join in too, pop over here and read all about it. All the photos in this post have been taken in the last week. Yes, there has … Continue reading

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basket making

A couple of years ago I planted a willow hedge, and, predictably, it’s gotten rather out of hand. In the spirit of turning my problem (excess willow) into its own solution, I decided to have a go at basket making. … Continue reading

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put down that cup!

Things have taken a distinctly autumnal turn around here today. After a week of sunshine (and work), the rain woke me at 7am and has continued ever since. I’ve eaten blackberries from the community garden in my porridge every day … Continue reading

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can I fix it? Yes! (well, maybe)

I’ve just finished a car maintenance course at WiCAT, a Sheffield project teaching women construction and technical skills that they might not ordinarily have access to. It’s a fabulous project, and I can’t believe I’ve never been on one of … Continue reading

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