Book group food is a conundrum, too little and readers are left dissatisfied, too much and it extends into dinner party territory. My book group’s journey through good reads and the accompanying food traces its nervous beginnings with a bowl … Continue reading
Planting trees is planting something for the future – no quick wins here my friends. It takes time for a tree to mature, whether it’s decorative or functional, fruiting or flowering. Planting a tree is like leaving a little piece … Continue reading
Ta Dah! A shed that has seen better days and needs a new roof. A mouldy old bath filled with rainwater A homemade greenhouse that is in need of some major TLC and is totally overgrown inside….. but there is a … Continue reading
Hands up who wants a Kir Royale ? Form an orderly queue now Let me enlighten you – creme de cassis is blackcurrant liqueur added to white wine, typically a white burgundy or a Petilant/Cava/sparkling wine - but we knew that already didn’t … Continue reading
Some people whistle while they work but I’m not one of the Seven Dwarves. Others may go to Tiffany’s for Breakfast but I don’t have a branch of Tiffany’s conveniently nearby.
I choose to eat while I work. And under the Promenade Planting classification system gardening is considered Work with a capital W. It’s important stuff this Work and you need to feed the brain, the tummy and the soul. It’s hungry stuff you know.
Eating while you work is OK. In fact it is more than OK it is Good for you with a captial G. The rule is you have to do some work, you can’t just go and graze. What is defined as work is a bit sketchy and if I’m honest open to interpretation. My interpretation. And it will vary according to season, day, weather, mood, time. That’s the Management Rules.
Picking Autumn Fruiting Raspberries while you work is good. So good. I recommend it. In fact if I was a lifestyle guru that’s what I’d advise for a healthier and happier existence. The lifestyle guru rules would be simple; eat well, live well and play nicely!
Trouble is somedays you are hungrier than others and you get a bit carried away.
Other days you can polish your personal halo as you did sharing.
For some strange reason those days don’t seem to happen very often.
A is for Artichoke Flowers, the show is about to start on the allotment A is Also for Abundance – A Carrier Bag of Crops B is for bluergh Blight has hit some of the tomato pants growing in the garden, … Continue reading
When you don’t pay attention to what you are doing When you are in a bit of a rush When you are trying something new When you don’t quite have all the ingredients in Welcome to my world ! I’ve … Continue reading
No I haven’t changed career to work in a pub nor have I turned to a life of crime. Yet.
I’m talking about the need to protect my precious fruit bushes from intruders of the flutery-feathery kind. I’ve lost entire crops in previous years to our sweet-toothed avian friends, I think the sparrows in particular like them. Well so do I my friends!
So they are behind bars for their own protection. Well bars might be a bit of an exaggeration; netvyting slung over and loosely pegged down to be more precise.
Red Currants – with sun and warmth and yes rain, they are starting to fatten and ripen up. Not long now.