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Two Bean and Avocado Pasta Salad

The weather here today is cool and cloudy, I had a jumper and a coat on when I walked Bud earlier. It’s pretty miserable so I thought I’d cheer myself up by remembering this delicious pasta salad I made recently. … Continue reading

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Photo a Day – Week Eighteen and Nineteen

I know reading here is a challenge of late but Gav has plans in the works and hopefully we’ll be back to normal soon and the site won’t fall over every two minutes. If you are still here, thank you. … Continue reading

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Bloom 2017 – Lime and Pink

After many years growing biennials here in the north of England I seem to have hit upon a successful formula for abundant blooms. In our garden they are not biennials but triennials! Sow in June, the following summer you get … Continue reading

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52 Stories – Number Fifty One – Making Plans

Here we go with another scrapbook page as I try to get the story I really want to tell into the album. Making Plans Here is the story from the page – It was a little bit of a panic … Continue reading

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The Bees of 2017

After that floral update I thought it would be fun so share a few photos of the bees I’ve been snapping this summer. Oh the bees! I love the bees. All kinds, all shapes, all sizes. They are vital little … Continue reading

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Bloom 2017 – Update from the Garden

I thought is was about time I shared a few photos from the garden here. After all that talk of rain its good to look at these pictures, from a couple of weeks ago and see how much everything has … Continue reading

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Photo a Day – Week Seventeen

Hello and welcome to another week in pictures. The courgettes are getting there. Rain watching. Rose admiration. More rain. But sunshine too. Got myself a stick. Working in the garden. That was a very Buddy and Mel-centric week! Save Save

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Bloom 2017 – More Littles

Over the last week the weather here has returned to the usual summer offering…….cold and rainy! But the rain has been great for the garden and the cutting patches and soon, very soon, I’ll be collecting a few stems from … Continue reading

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52 Stories – Number Fifty – Meteor Crater

At last I am getting towards the end of what was supposed to be a year-long journey in story telling, or rather improving my story telling. It has been more that a year but although I don’t share every week, … Continue reading

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The Breakfast Love Affair Continues – Apple Pie Pancakes

When my niece stays over we always have a special breakfast. And by special I mean either American pancakes or French toast. Hey, we are international breakfast eaters over here! Over the years we have made several different pancakes but … Continue reading

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