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Forget me not

Forget me not

Flowers from the allotment. Id forgotten how lovely forget me not’s smell, delicate and like spring. The tulips are ones I moved last year and split off the baby bulblets. I think they are queen of the night but I may be getting the name confused with a Whitney Houston song. Advertisements

A cheesecake in the pressure cooker

A cheesecake in the pressure cooker

It’s 9am on New Year’s day – or as it was also known, Wednesday – and I am a bit bleary eyed from the night before, although thankfully hangover free, While reviving myself with a cup of tea I pondered the task ahead; a desert for eight people, to be made, cooked and cooled to … Continue reading

Allotment – a plot for Pete

Allotment – a plot for Pete

So many things have been going on  – leaving my job of six and a half years, the joys of job hunting, clearing out cupboards and kick starting some craft based creativity to name some. But I have to say the one I am most excited about is this one… My new plot at the … Continue reading

White with a touch of purple

White with a touch of purple

So it is time to get back to posting and this time I am thinking quick posts are better than none! At least once a week I am currently able to come back from the allotment with some flowers. Here are this weeks bunch. It is a combination of (in height downwards) Acidantheras, Cosmos Purity and … Continue reading

You know for kids… and grown ups too

You know for kids… and grown ups too

We had a ‘learn something new day’ at work. Me being me I opted for the Balloon Animal Workshop – rather than the more practical ‘keeping you inbox in control’ type course. Above is the fruits of my 30 minute lesson. He went to a friend who hasn’t been very well – fuzzy photo courtesy of … Continue reading

The increasingly elusive ebay bargain

The increasingly elusive ebay bargain

I had a moment that is getting rarer the other day – real excitement on opening a ebay purchase to realise it was so much better than I thought and the gamble on an auction with blurry badly lit photo had paid off and I’d got a real bargain. From a buyers point of view these quality … Continue reading

Aquilegia

Aquilegia

As spring hits its stride the first flush of flowers are beginning to come out at the allotment. This weekend I brought home a small bunch of one of my favourites, the beautiful Aquilegia, also known as Columbines. They don’t flower for long but come out between the spring bulbs and the start of the summer flowers, … Continue reading

Postcards

Postcards

I love getting things in the post – I always have. From my subscription to Look In magazine and the RSPB club as a kid, to more magazines than I like to admit to and my habit of signing up to mailing lists to see what pops through the door. As an adult getting post always cheers me … Continue reading