Broadstairs

Discovering Daffodils

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It’s a little known fact – so little known that one might almost call it a secret – that the first job I ever […]

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Glut Instinct

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“Growing your own produce is great if you want no food, then 400 tomatoes, then nothing, then 120 cucumbers, then nothing, then 3 carrots that […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 22

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December 22nd: Small Town Boy For me, the run up to Christmas feels impossibly long and drawn out. Why is it then that the […]

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It Ain’t Half Hot Mum

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I write this post, naked from the waist up, basking in the sun at The Watch House. It’s not a pretty sight, but only […]

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Hungover

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  If I had made any New Year’s Resolutions, one of them would have been to spend more time appreciating where I live. Folk […]

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Winter Sun

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I love it when it’s cold and sunny. I can tolerate the frostiest weather so long as I have the sun’s rays on my […]

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Cold Snap

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Goodness it’s cold. If you’re in the UK, you won’t thank me for stating the bleeding obvious. If you are in Australia or New […]

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And Relax …..

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  It’s here, the moment I have been waiting for all Christmas, the moment when all our visitors have departed, there is no cleaning […]

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Beach Blanket Boxing Day

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  It has been a long time since Him Indoors and I spent Christmas at our seaside house, but it is good to be […]

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Waiting and Anticipating

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  When preparing for our garden opening, I find I end up doing anything but gardening. Over the last two days I have been […]

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The First Day Of Spring

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Early each year comes that single, magical, joyful, often unexpected day when winter turns to spring. It doesn’t come when the astronomers or meterologists […]

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Bracing

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Recently I’ve been highlighting my use of an iPhone to take photographs for The Frustrated Gardener. The relative convenience of a slim, pocket-sized gadget, […]

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