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Not the weather, which is glorious but totally unexpected given Michelle and I were snowed on just over a week ago, but planting out. There are many oh-so-casual strolls being […]


There are birds everywhere. Small, noisy, nervy sparrows, bold robins, flashes of blue & great tits, crowds of starlings hopping after each other, mellifluous blackbirds, emerald green, squawking parakeets, woodpeckers […]

Sometimes it snows in April…

Looking out the window now we have steady sleet gusting down. Dismay reigns in gardening land… I’m going out in a few minutes and not looking forward to it one bit! In anticipation of the frosts all my tender plants are in from the balcony, crowding the landing. At the […]


Devon, specifically Exeter, doesn’t like us much. We’ve been there with Small Child and, as usual, the weather was pretty stinking. Saturday treated us to cold, fleeting sun and, to add insult to injury, hail. Which stuck in my hair, inspiring Himself to call me Hailhead all afternoon. I wasn’t […]