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The year of the goat

I was delighted when hubs Valentine’s Day present finally arrived. I chose these plants to compliment a wildflower border in the front garden that I’d grown from seed a couple of years ago. Once the wildflowers, Marshmallows, Muskmallows and Hollyhocks die back there is little of interest, so hopefully these additions will add a little winter colour and good cheer.…

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The Ratdogs…. by Sam

Hi guys, most of you know that I’m a laid-back kinda guy, deeply dippy, always chilled and y’know….I’m the fella who takes everyone as he finds them. So when I go walkabout with She Who Must Be Obeyed, The Bloke and Annie, I always see it as an opportunity to meet and greet the guys in my neighbourhood, and there…

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And so it begins

I was passing a nursery recently and was pulled, magnetically inside, I rather surprised myself as I left with begonias, which I’m not terribly fond of and PURPLE potatoes, I know I said I would only be growing Charlotte and King Edward…..but come on….PURPLE potatoes, I owe it to myself to give these a whirl, if only for the novelty…

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The thing about winter…

Now winter may be cold, wet, windy and grim…..but it can be pretty too! It also has it’s cosy moments. These long dark evenings get you thinking don’t they? For some bizarre reason I found myself ruminating on whether or not I could still run tonight, no idea why! When I actually thought about it I realised that I haven’t…

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Wild, wild winds

I’ve had something of a breakthrough this week. Let me explain….. Ever since I’ve had the dogs, which is over three years [how time flies!] hubs and I haven’t been able to go abroad. This is entirely my fault as I just don’t like the idea of leaving the dogs in kennels. It would ruin my holiday to think of…

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Wishing you all….

Daughter meeting Holly and making sure the other two don’t feel left out. Game on! Fearless she is….FEARLESS! As I type, here she is on my knee, this results in endless typos! So guys…..while she’s quiet-ish, I would like to wish you all a wonderful, wonderful Christmas, and also I’d like to say a huge thank you for all your…

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