Category Archives: pets

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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Dancing Like A Tortoise

Vicky is 80 plus, but girl has she still got it.

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Week Twenty: 2022

This week has been garden based, mostly, much to Dog’s frustration. A bit of lawn maintenance, a fair bit of planting and weeding and general this and thatery. Beyond the garden and walking Dog, I spend a fair amount of … Continue reading

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Counting On It #memories

I was chatting to a friend who asked – oddly, many do – if I’d been turned onto this Wordle thingummy yet. No, I replied, I’m a loyal Sudokan which may be a made up word but sounds rather cool … Continue reading

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In Praise Of…

Recently I’ve written about Dogs and have been possibly a trifle unfair to cats. After all we have had a long line of cats. Maybe it would be strictly accurate to say the cats that have lived here have allowed … Continue reading

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July Garden, After The Party #garden #july

No, not THE PARTY. That’s in August. The hen, which I mentioned yesterday. Things are coming on. The lawn should now be in pretty good fettle for the event. The new bedding planting is growing so we’re hopeful for colour. … Continue reading

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June Garden Week Two – Peak Poppy #june #garden

The colour is now exploding and while I will show that later, I can no better highlight how things have been moving on than show the changes in the poppy beds since last time. Elsewhere the roses are beginning to … Continue reading

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Punch #dog #memory

Funny old world. I was with the Vet and the Pest Controller who were looking at a house they might buy and we passed a dog. A boxer. I’d fallen behind them – for some reason I’d felt the urge … Continue reading

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The Garden: October, Let Me Count The Ways (Plus Bonus Dog Piccies) #garden #october #update

I know, I know but I couldn’t resist this. The lawn is on an uptick. Sure there’s winter looming, alongside another lockdown which will mean perfect weather and lots of gardening, because that’s what nature does when those capricious gods … Continue reading

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