thoughts

Booze 'n' Seeds

Now here’s an interesting combination: booze and seeds. At the moment, if you pop into the supermarket and head over to the alcohol section, scope out the sherry and you’ll […]

Monster Wisteria

Cambridge is full of old buildings and against many of them, there is a wisteria planted that has had many, many years to grow. There are some pretty large ones […]

Dull days

For over two weeks now, the sky has been pretty much a constant, unchanging, dismal, damp, dull-grey. There have been occasional blue patches, sometimes I’ve even spotted glimmers of sun, […]

It’s funny how I’m always so easily side-tracked when out in the garden. As I’ve been cooped-up inside, not feeling very well these last few days, I decided to get […]

Cheery Arrangements

I don’t have a garden large enough and don’t yet grow enough to be able to regularly have large vases of cut flowers fresh from outside, the parents do and […]

Agricultural India

Recently I went on holiday to India to see some fraction of the extended family. Indian families are so large that it is not possible to meet everyone you’re related […]

Here in the UK, the “clocks go back” an hour sometime this weekend and Summertime ends. I’ve always wondered what happened to late-night train timetables and buses, and TV schedules […]

September Sunshine

We’re in the middle of an unseasonably hot week, this week. Temperatures are way into the mid-to-high twenties and the sun is shining without a cloud in the sky. Of […]