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Living in the damp middle of nowhere

Six on Saturday – The early badger catches the worm!

19th September This morning I was startled awake by the sound of breaking crockery, followed by a noise of scuffing through dried leaves. Were we under attack by thieves or stumbling drunkards??? I peered out of the window, but could … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Waving Wands with Shooting Stars

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A weekend of proverbs … or the early bird catches the worm

Over the past few weeks my son and I have spent our spare moments sellotaping, glueing and papier-mache-ing bits of cardboard together to prepare our entry for the Haslingfield Scarecrow Festival. This year’s suggested theme was ‘Proverbs (biblical or otherwise)’ … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Heaven (or tomato salad)

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Wordless Wednesday – Snippets from a timed entry to Hyde Hall

 

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In a vase on Monday – Dolly mixture

This week’s bunch of flowers reminds me of a childhood sweet called ‘Dolly mixture’. ‘Dolly mixture is a British confection, consisting of a variety of multi-coloured fondant shapes, such as cubes and cylinders, with subtle flavourings.‘ – Wikipedia Here’s a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A lavender leg massage on a wet day!

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Flashes of brilliance – The Jersey Tiger Moth

A few weeks ago my son spotted and snapped a photo of a Jersey Tiger moth on the side of our house. It was the first time we’d ever heard or seen one. Butterfly Conservation list the Jersey Tiger Moth … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Gutted and glutted

08/08/2020 The mercury in our greenhouse thermometer is practically bursting out of its tube! It’s hot, it’s clammy and it’s Six on Saturday time again, so I am joining The Propagator with six gardening vignettes to share for his weekly … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – A slice of life at the Marjoram Cafe

I have Sweet Marjoram growing in several places in the garden and I am particularly fond of its golden form: Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’, which looks good for months on end. It glows cheerfully from the time it pushes out the … Continue reading

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