Category Archives: learning new things

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

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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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friday frolics (and screen-free sunday)

Yesterday was the second of my newly-free Fridays. I spent the morning on a train coming home from our work’s not-Christmas night out (I hadn’t been out all night, I promise!), and in the afternoon braved the arctic conditions to … Continue reading

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living by permaculture principles

I love the start of a new year. I always see it as an opportunity to step back and take a look at my life. What’s working? What isn’t working? What needs to change? Last year I wrote about my┬áconscious … 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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beeswax lotion

A while ago I bought some beeswax. It was a complete whim – I didn’t have any plans for it. It sat there for months, waiting for me to find inspiration. Eventually, last weekend, I did. Having searched for something … Continue reading

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a hard day’s graft

A few months ago I went on a grafting course, run by Abundance. I’d not done anything like it before, and wasn’t entirely convinced it was going to work, but I was after an apple tree for the garden, and … Continue reading

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counting bugs (and birds and plants and fish)

Last weekend I found myself face to face with this gorgeous little harvest mouse. I’ve never met one before – he was so tiny! He also wasn’t very keen on staying still, so all my photos are rather blurry – … Continue reading

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a tale of four plants

Ages and ages and ages ago, I bought four lovely little piggy-back plants from Fay. They came whizzing through the post, all wrapped up in their little protective toilet roll tubes, having had a grand old adventurous trip all the … Continue reading

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how often do you just sit?

This week I started reading ‘How to be Idle‘. Some of you may think I don’t need any instruction on the subject, and some days I’m inclined to agree. But an awful lot of my rest time is filled with … Continue reading

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