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Flower Tower

This year to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee they’ve planted wildflowers throughout the moat of the Tower of London, in an attempt to mimic a ‘superbloom‘. I thought I’d make visiting it another of my mini-adventures (which haven’t been as regular as I’d planned), but it turned out that Clarkie wanted to go too. So […]

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Montreal… and bust

I got to go on my first division meetup for work recently. After 11 months I finally got to actually find out how relatively tall all my colleagues are and they worked out that I am, truly, a skinny runt. We met in Montreal, where we got to stay in a pretty central hotel. Business […]

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Guilt and lemons

Having spent some time giving the garden a bit of a tidy and refresh, I thought it was probably time I did the houseplants too. I’ve been feeding the biggest already, but there’s a couple of the smaller ones that I’ve been feeling guilty about for a while. It’s long passed time to get around […]

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Sorry Starlings (blame the squirrel)

Pretty much as soon as we put the arch up in the garden back in 2015, I added a bird feeder. A fat ball holder, which I think would hold four fat balls if I ever filled it that full. It’s had a few adventures over the years – early on I think either a […]

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Infrared heating

Back in February I posted some thoughts about the house and heating, and came to almost precisely no conclusion. But I was quite intrigued by the infrared heating option, and as it happens, Herschel do an under desk heating panel. I’m in my home office at my desk all day, and I actually get pretty […]

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Blue and gold revision

While we were in Florida, Mum bought a cheap t-shirt from the J Crew outlet. Unfortunately, she didn’t read the size properly, so managed to buy an XXS rather than the S that she was after. An XXS, as it happens, will fit me very nicely, so she offered the shirt to me. The catch? […]

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Once more, with pictures

I thought I’d just pop up a few of the pictures that should have gone with the previous post. First up, the blackbird nest: Yep, it’s not remotely hidden from us in the conservatory this year. The rose hasn’t grown around it yet. I can’t see any way that the female blackbird is going to […]

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Spring is springing

Must be Spring, we’ve just been to WCAGS again. (I’ll definitely do a write up this time, for sure, but right now it’s just the pre-meet info.) The other thing that means is that I’ve been busy in the garden. I love my garden, but honestly I far and away prefer sitting in it and/or […]

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Mini-adventure

Currently I have at least one day per weekend on my own, and for April mostly both days. Clarkie is currently working every Saturday, and in theory one-in-three Sundays but actually, due to colleagues’ holidays every Sunday in April. That’s ok. Really! It’s just that I get a little fed up sometimes because I end […]

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Escape

Finally, after two rearrangements, we managed to get out of the country to Florida. We rather optimistically booked this for April 2021, back in the summer of 2020 when it looked like everything would be dying down and be over by then. Yeah. We guessed oh so wrong. This is what flying looks like at […]