Chapter Three


Harvest Whilst all this savagery has been carrying on, all the edibles currently growing in the wild place that is my garden have been quietly getting on with things. Doesn't that sounds nice. The chives, however, have sadly been washed out, trampled on so many times it's beyond the ridiculous & are in a right …

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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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❄️❄️❄️ Christmas Treacle Market Part 2 – The Finale!! ❄️❄️❄️


As I write this I'm watching  Morcombe & Wise Christmas Special, kipper ties, wide lapels & Des O'Conner, oh & Angela Rippon now, its definite throw back to the 70's, (not that I remember the 70's of course, I'm purely guessing here you understand...) Either way, it definitely means Christmas is almost here! It's very …

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Christmas Treacle Market Part 1


  So it's the first Festive Treacle Market on Sunday, how wonderful!! That means 2 chances at getting your mittens on some rather wonderful festive fare, heaps of treasures, cart loads of beautiful pressies, there'll be festive music, a carousel & oh so much more! But to keep your spirits up & your energy levels …

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Pre-Christmas Drinkies


It's exactly one month to Christmas Day. Now I'm not saying I'm panicking exactly, well not outwardly, well not yet anyway, but.... There's definitely visions of sugared plums dancing in my head, whether I'm awake or not, I'm consumed by gingerbread, which to be fair isn't as much of problem as you'd think.  I've accidentally …

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