and it snowed..

A couple of hours on from my last post and the snow is really really heavy. In this picture, my usually 6-8ft Bamboo (Phyllostachy Nigra) which is the bottom-left to middle section of the photo, has been crushed under the …

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and finally it snowed…

The weather people have been promising for days and days, but FINALLY we got the heavy snow that Kevin and I have been waiting for. Here is the back garden this evening as the snow was falling. Hoping it won’t …

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A cat’s doona

We bought a new doona* and barely got it on the bed before Merlyn claimed it as his. *Doona is the Aussie word for Duvet. I prefer Doona, it sounds snug and warm. Duvet sounds like Bidet, and well, I …

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What I did over the winter break

Well it’s 2010 – happy new year to you! I hope you enjoyed a good winter (or summer) break. As someone who cannot stand Xmas (or sit Xmas either), I choose to view the forced holidays as a time for …

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George’s showdown with the idiot Plimer

The other thing that did make me cheer with joy during this awful Copenhagen week was George Monbiot’s showdown with the idiot Australian* climate denier Ian Plimer on Oz news show Lateline (ABC, Oz equivalent to BBC). Watch George destroy …

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Failure in Copenhagen

I have to say I’m pretty depressed about the outcome, or rather, lack thereof, at Copenhagen. I didn’t have high hopes for much, but thought developing countries might get something and there might be some effort for the world leaders …

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Copenhagen – real news

COP15 is on right now. I must admit to not being that hopeful about a genuine deal in Copenhagen. Too many industry interests will be getting in the way of actually doing anything about climate change; they must maintain their …

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Heritage Seed Library catalogue

My yearly catalogue from the Heritage Seed Library (HSL)  came today and I’m rather excited to see I’m listed as a HSL Guardian I’m not sure I really qualify for the honour, as I’ve never officially asked to become a …

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yay -o-yay it’s garlic planting day

FINALLY! Finally it wasn’t raining and I could get down to lottie and finish planting the remaining garlic. Besides those mentioned previously, I also planted some more common garlic, Solent Wight and Arno. Good bog-standard garlic, but not as exciting …

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