Monthly Archives: April 2016

A Short Break in the Lake District, Red Squirrels and Snow.

Last week we decided to have a short break. So, on Saturday, we had a look through what would be available from the following Monday and booked ourselves four days in a small self catering cottage (mind you the email … Continue reading

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Snake’s Head Fritillary

I didn’t realise until I read the Telegraph this morning that my lovely patch of Snake’s Head Fritillary are doing their bit to conserve wild flowers that are becoming extinct. In the paper it says “the snake’s head (or leper’s … Continue reading

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Sowing and Planting at the Allotment

Its been 10 days since my last post and the garden and allotment are really bursting into spring. The weather is still very variable (with a frost last night and heavy rain yesterday) but the sun is bright and warm. … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Temperature Sensor

Like a lot of people who have bought a Raspberry Pi, one of my projects is to create a multi-sensor temperature gauge. In my case,┬áthe idea is to semi-automate the greenhouse, measuring the temperature at different points (inside, outside and … Continue reading

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A Week at the Allotment and other things

Its been an interesting and productive week. I usually complain (bitterly) about the soil at my allotment. One spit down its thick and heavy yellow clay and, whilst the layer above is good soil, it quickly goes from heavy, damp, … Continue reading

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Kerula Prawn Curry

This curry is one of our favourites, simple to make, tasty and easily enhanced. Its based upon this recipe from the BBC but we usually add some vegetables of our own and use our own chillies which makes for a challenge, … Continue reading

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