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Running like crazy

Today Emma was properly exercised. She met a little terrier called Milo who, according to his owner, loves to run. What he doesn’t love is not being able to catch his quarry. Milo was one of eight dogs walking with … Continue reading

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Blood, gore and gardening

There’s a few things Nicktor and I have in common. Two of them are beer and Tarantino films. Tonight we had both. But before Nicktor arrived with his bounty of entertainment, I started work weeding and tidying up the ex-Nettle … Continue reading

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The hedge bed – year 2

Mirinda had Book Group today so she spent the morning working on her doctorate while I attacked the hedge bed weeds. During our Oz trip, the bind weed was very busy, entangling the clematis and euphorbia and generally creating a … Continue reading

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Essential gardening

Today was spent, almost exclusively, in the garden (I’m going to ache tomorrow), as I made a start repairing the weed drenched hot border. The weather, at first, didn’t shine kindly on me. Actually it didn’t shine at all, a … Continue reading

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A weed is a plant in the wrong place

Today was mostly spent removing lots of horrid weeds. It also involved removing a plant I really dislike, something I thoroughly enjoyed. Ages ago, I transplanted a Kniphofia from the front garden (it was crowding all the lovely plants) to … Continue reading

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Short back and sides, please

Sandra, my physiotherapist, told me that I would have a wonky wrist for 12 months since the break. It’s been a bit ache-y at times but nothing exceptional. If you ignore the strange colours it turns sometimes. Anyway, after today, … Continue reading

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Not Gilligan’s Ginger

I forgot to post this photo yesterday. It’s especially for Mum & Dad, knowing how much they love ginger. And, for the record, I LOVE Turkish delight. Rose is my favourite but I’m also quite keen on pistachio. Peppermint is … Continue reading

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Float like a butterfly…

Today I took my weeding tools to the front garden and driveway. While it’s only a very small space, it’s amazing how many weeds grow between the bricks and through the gravel. Of course, there’s also the wisteria, which is … Continue reading

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A very short heatwave

Today was another scorcher. Really. I’m not exaggerating. It was 32 degrees at the weather station at 1:30pm this afternoon. The sun was relentless, beating down on me as I mowed the lawn then continued as I dug up the … Continue reading

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Close call and a bargain

I joined Mirinda on the train this morning as far as Woking. My shoes have grown a hole in the sole so I needed to visit my favourite shop for a new pair. Given the rain, every time I wear … Continue reading

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