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Good Neighbours

I locked myself out of the flat today while alone at home. It happens about three times a year and is usually solved by presenting myself forlornly before either my husband or my sister (who keeps a spare key for us) wherever in town either of them happens to be. 286 more words

In A Vase On Monday

Kitchen Tip #22 Saving Curdled Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is essential in the kitchen, especially if you cook Thai curries at lot. I have often found that it splits, even if the cooking temperature is low. 206 more words


A new wildflower meadow

Last Monday was a holiday here in Britain so I took myself off for a long walk along Cardiff’s River Taff, starting at the new hydro-electric scheme at Radyr Weir. 140 more words


Necessarily simple: dahlias and cornflowers

Although unusually I am not at work today, I still had to pick and arrange my Monday vase quickly and efficiently as The Brazilian and I were intending to go on a long bike ride through the Pentlands in training for our… 111 more words



the cornflower, they say, was once worn by young men in love. the cornflower, they say, paints the tall grass with showers of azure.

Achilles’ shaman, bachelor’s button, the optical healer, the Hydra’s poison remedy. 68 more words

New Blog

Slightly more expired than inspired

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, who has temporarily deserted Somerset to visit friends in Yorkshire where she saw this traditional scene at the Shipley cricket ground. 880 more words


Blue Sky, Bee Wings and A Courgette Flower

After a busy, busy morning, I spent the afternoon relaxing under a beautiful blue sky alternating between sewing up a tiny cardigan for our expected twin Grandbabies and reading.   24 more words