Monthly Archives: August 2010

Gardening Sessions 3: Slugs!

I brought 6 lovely fuscia plants and dug them in. They began to flower and I got excited. Then suddenly, they began to wilt, for no reason that I could see. They looked ragged and the leaves began to turn brown. In the end they looked so dead that… Continue reading

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Gardening sessions 2: Relocation

My mum came to see me a few weeks ago, and she’s an experienced gardener, so she took a look at my little flower bed for me. She recommended a few changes – a plant which had seeded itself was one which would grow big, so would be better placed at… Continue reading

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Gardening sessions 1: Lawns & Weeds

I’m not the first person to draw life-lessons from gardening. But still, as my interest in gardening has grown, I have increasingly seen how well it is suited for drawing illustrations to make a point. So I’ve written up a couple of the things I’v… Continue reading

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My dad

In honour of my dad’s birthday today (I won’t reveal his age) I thought I’d share a few of his sayings: 1) ‘To be born a gentleman is a privilege; to die a gentleman is an achievement.’ – often when insisting on walking on the outside of the pavem… Continue reading

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Keeping it brief

I have difficulty in keeping things brief, I like to over explain. So I’m going to try: Sometimes I say too much. I need to learn to stop once I’ve made my point. Continue reading

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101 things to do before you die – and other lists

There are plenty of lists out there like this. Lots of them are ‘places to see’ or ‘things to do’ and whether the number is 101 or 10 I’m sure very few people manage to complete them. As Steve & I contemplate moving to Canada in the near future, w… Continue reading

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Do you love me – a poem

Do you love me? “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with t… Continue reading

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