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Month: January 2021

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Six on Saturday
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Six-on-Saturday – Failure Is Part Of Success

We bought this about fifteen years ago, but never connected an electricity supply. A few years later it became more difficult when our dog Jessie chewed through the cables.

Take 3
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Just Three Things

Here we go again with my formerly-regular Just Three Things. In case you’re unfamiliar with this, I write regularly about my early morning wander down

My Gardening Week
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A Death In The Family

With heavy heart, I write of a death in the family. Fifty-eight small seedlings froze to death in the glasshouse last night. When I heard

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Week#4/21 Review

Yesterday, I had my first Zoom call with Joe since his inauguration last Wednesday. We agreed on a wide range of issues. A spokesman, who

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Six-on-Saturday – Once More Into The Potting Shed

The propagator is set at 18°C and an old horse numna helps keep things warm. Also of importance in the process is the Brother labelling machine and Milbona Greek style yoghurt containers. Creamy natural low-fat.

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Worthwhile Wednesday Words

20th January 2021. When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry. A sea we

No Words
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Week #3/21 Review

17th January 2021. The Trump has been impeached again, just days before he leaves. Report of the Mother & Baby Commission published. Palace drew with

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Six-on-Saturday – Mayhem and Smiles

A female blackbird became trapped in the glasshouse during the week, and wreaked havoc. In Irish we would call it “rí rá agus ruaille buaille.” Such a lovely phrase.

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Six-on-Saturday – GrowVeg

I discovered that there are several vegetables that will grow away slowly right through the winter. and I’m thrilled also because there’s no bolting.

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January Inspiration – Plans Afoot

8th January 2021. How does the garden off-season progress? I guess it’s different for each of us. In my case, November is still very busy

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January Inspiration – Snow

7th January 2021 My January Inspiration seemed to be glaringly absent this morning. You see, I had followed TV coverage of events in Washington overnight

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January Inspiration – Artificial Heat

Tuesday, 5th January 2021. I’m continuing today with more of #myjanuaryinspiration, as I get the seed-buster ready for blast off. I’ve nicknamed it Paddy’s Proppy.

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Cheering Up My Monday – Blackbird

4th January 2021. Last winter I posted regularly for the #shortdayschallenge and I enjoyed it very much. This time round, I’m attempting something similar for

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Six-on-Saturday – It Begins Again

I’ve achieved so much already this year! Delighted to have nailed another bucket item. Yes, I’ve used “over at off” in a meaningful sentence. I’d been overthinking it for far too long; then it just happened.