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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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Photo a Day – Week Fifteen and Sixteen

Let’s see another two weeks in pictures…. Started off with a self timer shot out in the vegetable patch. Adorable boy. Our summer list said decorate rocks….. so we did. Gav was moving pots around, getting everything placed for summer. … Continue reading

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Bloom 2017 – Green and White

There is a growth spurt going on in the garden right now because we have had a week of hot, hot weather. As long I as I can keep watering all the plants should love this warm spell. I have … Continue reading

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A Day of Tulips

My sister and her family bought me the coolest birthday gift, a day spent with many, many gorgeous tulips. Sarah Raven Cookery and Garden School ran a day course visiting Great Dixter and then Perch Hill with lunch and a … Continue reading

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