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Links to Inspire

A couple of things across the world wide web that have inspired me this week.

Wilderness Festival

From paddleboard yoga, wild swimming and cookery classes to basket weaving, foraging and arts and current affairs talks, Wilderness Festival sounds like the perfect weekend getaway! 297 more words


What to do with a tomato glut

We’re coming towards the end of summer and the tomato season is really taking off. The ripe red, orange and yellow fruits are a reminder to me to make the most of the summer while it’s still here; like planning more simple suppers for us to eat al-fresco in the garden, making my own ice cream, hiring a bicycle for a day or finally going on that camping trip to the seaside. 266 more words


Growing your own

Gardening – specifically, growing edible crops – can be a very useful tool in enabling a benzoate-intolerant person to have as wide a variety of fruit and veg as possible. 625 more words

Benzoate Allergy

The benefits of growing veggies, vertically!

If you’re keen to grow your own veggies, having a small garden shouldn’t mean you’re limited to a small amount of produce.  All you need is some space on a patio, decking area or small patch of grass, and to think about growing… 238 more words


My five year old orchid ladies 

These are my ladies of the manor, and I was blessed this year to have the first bud open to bloom on my Summer Solstice birthday on 21st of June. 170 more words

Yellow roses of Twinbrook

these are my mums roses originally, but this year I didn’t use aphid spray I took a lot of care just squishing them off the buds and checking daily for more, I feel it’s really made a difference to their bloom. 28 more words

Slugs in your sandwiches, home grown produce and a day at the fair

Another crazy week at Shoestring Cottage. I’m not sure if I am actually busier than usual or just feel more tired than usual. I think it may be the latter. 427 more words

General And Rants