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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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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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Calke Abbey – Tramway Walk

Calke Abbey is one of the National Trust properties nearest to us and, whilst we don’t go around the house very often, we frequently go for walks in the park and gardens. We normally just ramble around but this time … Continue reading

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A Walk along the Thames at sunset

This weekend we went to visit our family down in Surrey. Before setting back we went to Hampton Court and had a walk along the banks of the Thames. As always I had my trusty point and shoot with me … Continue reading

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Gentle stroll around Attenborough Nature Reserve – Caterpillars and Butterflies

Its been a while since I published anything here, we’ve spent most of the sunny days either at the allotment or in the garden rather than out walking. However, for a change yesterday we went for a gentle stroll in … Continue reading

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