Category Archives: Garden

A poke in the eye with a sharp stick. 

Over a period of a few days I noticed whenever I counted the hens, one seemed to be missing and each time as I debated looking around for her, I heard her squawking up in the hen house and assumed … Continue reading

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I’m not really hungry thank-you…

“Mum, you better have a word to the kids about being grateful for someone making dinner, even if you don’t like it.” Monie called out to me when I came in from the garden. I called the children to me … Continue reading

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The Pond Clean

Tara looked at me strangely when I said I wanted to clean the pond out again, but as I explained it needs a complete empty and refill yearly. Last time was about eighteen months ago and the pump fell over … Continue reading

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Shall I cut my nose off to spite my face? 

Family quarrels are more intense, last longer and everyone is less forgiving.  It seems my Dad and his brother quarrelled often and as a child I witnessed some of these. I was blissfully unaware of the whys and wherefores and … Continue reading

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Together Again

I was so excited on the Thursday afternoon I felt like squealing! We were to pick Ren up at the airport at 5.30 am Friday morning. Damen and his family would arrive that afternoon and Tara and her family in … Continue reading

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Spent a lovely morning in the garden today. After heavy squally rain lashed the house off and on all night the morning was quieter than I expected, though not quiet enough for a spa. When I stepped out I turned … Continue reading

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It’s like being on another planet.

Been to AnE and hospital more times than I care to count, and more for our eldest son than the other four put together. Not that I mind. If there’s a problem. I want to be there. It’s just what … Continue reading

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