Category Archives: gardening

In the Land of Grey and Pink

Or maybe yellow and pink; or green and pink. Pink anyway. The sun shone after a night of sporadic rain and the roses burst into an abundance of, er, every colour. But just as I’m taken by the pink I … Continue reading

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How does the garden groweth? #gardening #spring

I’ve had the urge, see. A real throbbing need, an itch to scratch.  It’s the garden and since the weather has been warm and, thank heavens, wet today I’ve done a lot, even extending a gravel path and a bark path … Continue reading

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O is for Opportunities #atozchallenge

For the last two years I’ve joined in the #atozchallenge, namely to post every weekday in April using each letter of the alphabet in turn. In 2015 it was places I’d been to, in 2016 it was London themed. This … Continue reading

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One Step Beyond #carrotranch #flashfiction

Charli Mills, this week, gets a little ethereal as she steps beyond with the challenge December 22, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that steps beyond. It can be a door, a tunnel, a worm … Continue reading

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Dinner! #homelife

I found this bell in the garage today, a bit dusty and cobwebby. It used to hang from the side of the family home in the New Forest. Mum had it put there to be used like those in cowboy … Continue reading

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Visual Treat #garden #photos

Derrick Knight teases and taunts me with his photographs of his garden. It is beautiful and an oasis and, well, an inspiration. So here are a few shots from the early blooms to maybe bring a smile on a Friday.

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Defining moments

Looking back on an event, you often realise how important it was while, at the time it doesn’t seem so.  My wedding day, the birth of my children, becoming a partner in my law firm, passing my finals: these were … Continue reading

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