What’s hot & what’s not

7 August 2015

WHAT’S HOT…

  • Tractors. Yes, it’s le moisson and the combines are out-
  • 100% homegrown dinners.
  • Fluffy chicks –

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  • Planning girls only holidays to the beach.

WHAT’S NOT….

  • Suno’s bad foot –

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  • Feeling overwhelmed! Too many ideas, not enough time.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Electric shocks from the fencing – ouch.

28th July 2015

WHAT’S HOT…

  • Community spirit.
  • Listening to the Isley Brothers singing summer breeze, reminding me that I want to plant jasmine.
  • The insane granny pleasure of arranging flowers cut from the garden.DSCF5720
  • Dresses. We don’t get much of a chance to be girly out here and so my marathon charity shopping in Ingerland has us beautifully furnished with a whole new wardrobe of pretty things to flounce around the garden in.
  • Rain. The garden’s happy.

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WHAT’S NOT..

  • Listening to the foxes mating calls and thinking of all those hungry cubs to be.
  • The extreme drop in temperature – bah, when are we going to wear those dresses ?
  • Rain. Personally, I prefer a bit of sun.

21st July 2015

What’s Hot

  • Cactus dahlias

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  • Party preparation & disco tunes.
  • Cooking outdoors, eating outdoors, sleeping outdoors. OUTDOORS!
  • That it was Paul that dug up the parsnips and not me – phew says Hal.
  • Recuperating.

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One man’s meat is another man’s poison! Thanks Karen.

What’s Not

  • ‘ti ponch hangovers….. neat rum with fresh lime and raw cane sugar….and that’s all…..lots of rum.
  • Clean soft hands and nails without mud underneath them – a sure sign that not enough gardening has been done this week!
  • Kittens that want to play in the middle of the night.

27 October 2015

WHAT’S HOT……

  • Getting back on it – 3 months since we last what’s hot, what’s notted?!
  • Making a ratatouille entirely from the garden at the end of October.

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  • Chickens rootling in the autumn leaves

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  • Caravan conversions – rooms of our own

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WHAT’S NOT –

  • Spending 2 hours preparing spicy roast quince and then forgetting they are in the oven.

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  • Muddy footprints.
  • Daylight saving time. How does being given an extra hour in the morning make up for losing an hour in the evening???

17th November 2015

WHAT’S HOT……..

  • Wood fires
  • Hot choc & whiskey…… whiskey & Ginger……whiskey…….single malt whiskey

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  • Winter bath thoughts
  • Garden planning for 2016 😊

WHAT’S NOT….

  • Winter blues
  • The end of the goat milk
  • Too much choice for the 2016 garden

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