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The Gardens at Arley Hall

Arley Hall and its grand estate and extensive formal gardens lie near Warrington in the North West of England. I am always on the look-out for pleasant stop-offs to break my regular 5-hour journey between Edinburgh and Derbyshire, and Arley being just a few miles from the M6 it seemed like a good place to stretch my legs, buy a cup of tea, and revel in some expert garden design. 998 more words


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May Notebook

Garden tasks for May 

  • Don’t get caught out by late and unexpected frosts! Keep some garden fleece handy and cover tender plants when temperatures drop.
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The Veep for Me (from Ohio, of course)

Hope dares raise her head!
Just when things are looking up
something always knocks
them down with new horrible
ways to cause havoc.

Cringing … grimacing, 87 more words

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Zopf – The traditional Swiss breakfast bread

In Switzerland, you can find more than 200 different kinds of bread.  However, for a perfect Sunday morning breakfast a loaf of Zopf is a must. 577 more words



I was just on the devil Facebook and, as usual, proud parents posted pictures of prom prepped progeny.

(Oooo!  See what I did there?!)

Anyway, so yeah.   1,071 more words

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