Tag Archives: 2022

July Garden: Dust Bowl Dulwich

It’s sad when the weather buggers you about. Eight weeks ago we were looking green and pleasant, all very micro Jerusalem. Then the rain buggers off to Oz, the heat is turned up to gas marked 10, my budding tomatoes … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-Eight: 2022

As mentioned elsewhere, this is a ‘Phew! What a Scorcha!’ Of a week. Records of this and that and the other kind are likely to tumble. I’m going to try and stay indoors and out of the heat. I may … 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-Seven :2022

We’re in for a heat wave which is a pain. I may live with a woman who defends the thermostat with the zealous disregard for male hypothermia that was previously applied to protecting her children from even the mildest frost, … 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 June 2022

This time of year the garden seems to pause. The poppies are done and the dahlias still to arrive. Still you can make up you mind. Oh and yes we’ve allowed the lawn to grow out and the clover in … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-Four: 2022

I’ve never had a massive urge to attend the Glastonbury festival, or any of the other biggies that dominate the summer weekends hereabouts. Maybe it is the idea of standing for hours; maybe it’s the risk of mud topping one’s … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-three: 2022

We went to the theatre last week to see Middle at the National. As the name suggests, it’s the middle play of three. We missed the Beginning or the Start or the Commencement (I’ve not checked) which didn’t seem to … 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 Nineteen: 2022

Theatre or cinema? Live or celluloid? I enjoy both but what separates one from the other is the quality of the enjoyment. And it might be the story, the acting, the setting or the company. And while I’ve been surprised … Continue reading

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