Category Archives: 2022

Week Thirty-Seven 2022

As readers will know, part of this past week has been spent in Italy and, in particular Venice. The best part by far was spending time with my old colleagues, reminiscing, arguing about this and that and speculating on the … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Six: 2022 – Just One Last Thing

This week has been about the Quilt show, one way or another, so I thought I’d finish with this. It’s a twelve foot square panel that had to be laid on the lawn and was tricky to photograph. Can you … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Five : 2022

Well that was a week of 2 halves. I was sitting in my seat at the Oval cricket ground watching the rain pulse down when the news began to filter through of the Queen’s failing health. By the time play … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Four: 2022

We ended the week in Suffolk, spending time around Southwold and enjoying the sea and the sunshine. Everywhere is as parched as London, though as with my apples at home, this year’s fruit crops seem to be excellent. The blackberries … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Three: 2022

I think this year is going to be a good year for apples. We have a magnificent bramley which gives us, in a good year, about 800 apples plus two eaters. These haven’t been great croppers over the last five … Continue reading

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Making The Best #99wordstories

This week’s #99wordstories from the carrot ranch is August 22, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story exploring shame as an emotion or theme. Consider how to use shame to drive a cause-and-effect story. How … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Two: 2022

We entered the week feeling grotty. Nothing on the LTFs but still the symptoms felt more covidy than cold. We may never know. Anyway, by Monday, I was feeling more perky, so much so that I dragged out the vacuum. … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Two: 2022

It’s been a grotty end to the week. I’ve been coping with some sort of summer cold which, coupled with the heat has led to some very uncomfortable days and nights. I took a lateral flow but no evidence of … Continue reading

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Hearing Things: Don’t We All?

I was listening to a podcast while out walking Dog, a series called ‘Seriously’ that curates factual sciencey blogs from around the English speaking metaverse (get me, huh!). This one gave me pause as it was about the internal monologue … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-One: 2022

Even the weather man shrugged when asked about rain… nope, nothing. We have had our first drought restriction this week, in southern England banning hosepipes. It’s likely it will extend to us soon enough. Everyone who is old enough casts … Continue reading

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