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Allotment Love
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Allotment Love

This week is National Allotments Week. The theme for this year is ‘Growing the Movement’, so it seemed only right to help spread the word. I love allotments, particularly community allotments. This week, many allotments are holding open days so you can find out more about how you can get involved. I’m a member of … Continue reading

Love a Duck
nature

Love a Duck

Feeding the ducks (and other wildfowl along the canal) is one of my favourite ways to spend time. The birds recognise me and swim over – though I’m aware it’s cupboard-love. Watching them over the course of the year has brought me hours of joy. Grab some oats or bird seed (never bread) and head … Continue reading

Folklore Thursday: Weather Lore
Eat / nature

Folklore Thursday: Weather Lore

Recently, Twitter has been full of British people complaining about the weather. While this is a national habit, it’s fair to say that autumn has come early (though I’m holding out hopes for an Indian summer…) The blackberries are ripening.   The haws are ripening.   The elderberries are ripening. The apples, plums and pears … Continue reading