Chapter Six


Lockdown Hockey Cokey Had a chat with my Editor, she's a very important person, has many roles not just editorial. Sisterling, chief Giant Scone Maker, Head of Drama, The Aunt, & many more. I suggested a hat to denote her job title of Editor, I was thinking along the lines of the Editor character in …

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Chapter Five


Hibernation - The Extension If you were expecting monumental words & grandiose statements from me in this chapter regarding the current situation, I'm going to very much disappoint, I have none, not a squidge as it goes. It's a rum do & no mistake. Basically it’s about getting on with things as best we can, …

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Chapter Four


HIBERNATION So, this would be my fifth attempt at writing Chapter Four which let's face it is a pretty poor show. I've let you down, I've let myself down, I've probably let a whole bunch of other things down. It's all rubbish, it was all going so well wasn't it, words written with such vigour …

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Chapter Two


September Chapter Two then. No pressure, I mean what do I actually write about, what do I actually show you now I've declared all that Chapter One to the world, hopefully excluding the neighbours, I mean that could be awkward. September is marching on, it's mostly wet, it's mostly warm, it's mostly heading in a …

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In time for Christmas – Chapter One


I’ve always thought our garden a lovely affair. It’s satisfyingly wild, has more than its fair share of brambles, annoys the neighbours to head popping proportions, produces random harvests of edible fare with little human intervention. This includes such delicious things as red flesh apples, pears, chives, fairy strawberries, the very occasional courgette & of …

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So Long GBBO, Thanks for the Memories


I'm genuinely sad The Great British Bake Off has finished now. It does irritate me sometimes & I don't think I'm alone in that, but at the end of the day there's a prolific love of baking oozing from this programme, which I personally love. You can't beat a lovely well executed home made Victoria Sponge …

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Bake me something with Apples


My story starts with apples & some very unexpected pears. I have in my garden a somewhat misshapen apple tree, variety unknown. Possibly, maybe Pink Sparkle? The apples it produces are very special, they have pink & red speckled flesh & every year, as Autumn approaches I get excessively excited at the prospect of their …

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