Category Archives: dog

And finally…

I needed to walk Dog so we thought we’d catch the train into town and have a look at the Green Park floral tributes before they go off to be composted. There must be a few businesses who’ve made money … Continue reading

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The First Half Of September Or A September Of Two Halves #garden

We started in drought and have moved into soggy saturation. Almost. Dust bowls have gone, replaced by forests of grass and a revived set of sunflowers, straw flowers and, well, pretty much every flower. There’s been a fair bit of … Continue reading

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Ah August: The End Of Dust? That Garden Thing

I’m not really sure about the garden, you know. We’ve thrown a lot of dishwater around, captured the one heavy downpour in seven dustbins and are now under the restrictions imposed by a hosepipe ban. But to keep up the … Continue reading

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As Dry As An Ironed Water Biscuit: The Garden: August At Halftime

Not getting any better even if we can officially announce on the day the hosepipe ban kicked in, it rained for a few hours minutes. And then nothing. Nada. Bugger all. Did you know Dylan Thomas called the town at … 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: 2022

I’ve started this on Friday. The Euro final is on Sunday. England v Germany. Groan. As someone once said. Football is a simple game of eleven v eleven, one ball, two halves and the Germans win on penalties. Above all … Continue reading

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The Garden: July 2022, Part One

Goodness, we are being beaten up by the weather. We don’t water, as no doubt the Tower of London does its wildflowers so ours are beginning to wilt. The month was grand at the beginning… but recently it’s been getting … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-Five: 2022

A week of ends, loose or otherwise. I managed, a week or so ago to send the last draft of my book ‘TheDiary of a Trainee In-Law’ to my editor. Then, in rapid order I finished an edit of my … Continue reading

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The Garden – Mid June 2022 #garden

It’s been a bit mixed and today it’s nearing 30C with 34C threatened tomorrow making it one of the hottest June days on record. The colours, though have been stunning and while I’ve let the lawn grow shaggy to preserve … Continue reading

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Week Twenty One: 2022

A week of two halves. In the first part it comprised a fairly settled few days of decent weather, some pottering in the garden and walking Dog. Plus ca change… The second half the whole of the UK went a … Continue reading

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