Monthly Archives: September 2012

Autumn Logs

I can’t believe it: I’m about to write a blog on logs. Next, I can hear you saying through clenched teeth, he’ll be giving us a post on toast. Or a contribution on … oh no, that won’t work. Start … Continue reading

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Ruskin’s View

DON’T PANIC! I’m not about to write about one of Ruskin’s many views on art, life or anything else, for that matter. One of the first and most influential of art critics, Ruskin had loads of views – perhaps even … Continue reading

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Predatory Plants

What a very strange year it has been in the garden. For the first season ever – and I’ve been growing outdoor tomatoes for the best part of 30 years – our crop has been a complete failure. I sprayed … Continue reading

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Drool Britannia

Like I’d guess sixty million other Brits I’m in a bit of a daze. First it was the man with the side-burns on his bike, then the Olympics, then the Paralympics and now Andy Murray. We sit in front of … Continue reading

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Coma, Semi-Coma – Full Stop.

It has been an exhausting series of Time Team. The sites have been demanding and as for the weather, well, the least said the better. I think it was at the Machine Gun Corps camp that Raksha told me about … Continue reading

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