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Plot Envy

It’s been an outdoorsy kind of day today. Throat feels like I’ve swallowed a cactus, but the sun is shining which never fails to lift my mood. 244 more words


New Chapter

Hello! I’m so glad you have joined us as we embark on our new chapter. For those of you that shared our journey at A Plot in Common and for those of you that start here, I look forward to sharing with you our new adventure – growingabitsmaller. 855 more words

In a Pickle

So following last night’s last hurrah with pickling, we woke this morning to find that neither time nor open windows had in any way diminished the reek of vinegar that now pervades the house. 335 more words



So the tomato harvest that I was expecting in September is happening now – in November. Cheers for that, and I really am wondering why I thought it was such a good idea to plant so many cherry tomatoes  instead of normal ones. 828 more words


#25 OctPoWriMo - The Taste of Satisfaction

What is my favourite food?
How can I possibly decide
That’s like asking a favourite book
Or song or walk or child!

I suppose I must try… 81 more words



I like getting my hands dirty, I always have. Ever since I was a little girl, I’d be happy outdoors, mucking around, planting stuff, weeding, raiding my Dad’s peas, or Mum’s blackcurrants. 1,601 more words

Home Life

Green Fingers

So it turns out that green fingers are actually a thing. Spend enough time with plants (tomato plants in this case) and your fingers will go green. 773 more words