Category Archives: dogs

The April Garden

It rained! It still can apparently. So the month ended with everything going green and ready to grow all to buggery. Here are a few images across the month to show how things have progressed this spring… oh and a … Continue reading

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What To Do When Going Bonkers: Part Next

Last time it was rugging the cat and digging up the musical past. Today and yesterday, with the ridiculously lovely weather, a pink moon that wasn’t And social distancing being re-branded as individual distancing, I carried on the deep spring … Continue reading

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Truth, Lies And Verbal Grouting

The lies came early, came often. ‘You’ll like this.’ ‘This won’t hurt.’ ‘The tooth fairy won’t come if…’ ‘Santa will be here tonight.’ Not yet five and already losing credulity. And yet hanging on, keeping a sliver of the faith. … Continue reading

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Punchenello Tillingdown

I grew up with dogs. Or rather a dog. The worried mutt above was the son of the family dog when I was born. But Rusty didn’t survive for me to remember her. She was a pedigree boxer and so … Continue reading

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That February Feeling #garden #colour

I spent may days digging in my garden. That finished in the last week so we now have some large bare areas that will be planted with seeds and bedding plants this summer. Hopefully for some spectacular colour. Next autumn … Continue reading

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Mid January, Seasonally Muddled #garden

I know, it was only December and I was muttering about how daft the plants were, treating it like a balmy March afternoon. It’s not got any better. Primulas, primroses and pansies Witch hazels Vibernum Hellibores, but they’re to be … Continue reading

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An Ancient Mariner’s Garden

November wasn’t soooo bad but this December has been a case of water water everywhere…. Of course that was inevitable, wasn’t it? Because the Textiliste and I decided that we’d do some reorganisation. We have one very long bed, always … Continue reading

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Hmm…? Poetry?

I think I’ll nano this year. I’ve just launched the Second Harry Spittle book (oh come on, I know you know!) and book three is written and out for editing (launch early next year) so now is the time for … Continue reading

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A Walk In The Woods #thoughtpiece

I happened to be walking around Dunwich Forest in Suffolk yesterday. It’s a calming place when you dodge the logging that is happening in a few places. Then I came upon a man with two spaniels. He was ahead of … Continue reading

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A Candy Year – The Years Of Dog

Six years ago, give or take a few hours we sat in a windowless room redolent of disinfectant and hope, met each other’s eye and said yes. A marriage of sorts. The start of a love affair. An act of … Continue reading

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