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Financial Victory 2013

As you may have noticed, I didn’t post one of these for 2012. It was a shocking year for us in the UK, weather-wise, and despite repeated sewings and nurturings and plantings out, the endless rain caused everything I planted to either rot or be eaten by slugs before any fruit managed to form. We […]

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Evacuation Day at St John’s C of E First School, Frome

Experiencing Evacuation

Year 4 at St John’s C of E First School in Frome recently re-enacted a WWII Evacuation Day as part of their studies on the theme Is It Right To Fight? Over the term, the Maple and Sycamore classes moved from listening to Chamberlain’s Declaration of War speech to making gas masks, ID cards and […]

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Financial Victory 2011

Last year, I recorded the approximate financial savings I made through my limited container gardening. I didn’t really record the crops properly in 2010 but this year, I was more careful and you can see the results below. I planted considerably more this year, as I ventured out of my pots for a change and […]

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Turning a Glut into Chutney

Starting a vegetable garden is in many ways like having your first child; so much attention is paid to the pregnancy and birth that once that bit is out of the way you suddenly realise you have something you have to look after, tend and pay attention to for a very long time. It might […]

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