Confucius, he say ……..

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“He who carries giant satsuma tree on back of bicycle must take great care on journey”. Clearly he never said that, although I think […]

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On The Road to Ha Long, Vietnam

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I couldn’t resist stopping the car to admire these luscious lettuce on the journey between Hanoi and Ha Long Bay. So green, they still […]

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The Very Best of 2012 – A Year In Pictures

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Where has 2012 gone? Despite so many memorable occasions – the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics, our trip to beautiful Burma, the birth of […]

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Marvellous Mahonia

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As Christmas approaches, I’m finding it increasingly hard to find time for the garden and even the faithful iPad’s becoming something of a stranger. […]

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Down to earth with a bump

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So, here we are. Mid November and just 40 days until Christmas. Despite my working life revolving around the festive season, I can feel […]

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The Floating Gardens of Inle Lake

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If, like me, you’re accustomed to gardening on dry land, Inle lake in Burma is a bit of an eye-opener. For here the fruits […]

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