Category Archives: gardening

turtles and turpins

I have become a little obsessed by our pond.   Back in January when we moved in to Our Towers it looked like this: (That’s a still from a video I took because the queen of before and after photos forgot … Continue reading

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A ‘relaxing weekend’ Our Towers style

‘Let’s have a relaxing weekend’ we said. ‘We’ll have no small people here, no university, no half marathons….let’s just relax.’  That’s what we said, proving that what we say has no bearing on what we do. What we did was: … Continue reading

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Demolition at Our Towers

Yesterday, we decided it would be nice to have a relaxing Sunday, so we got out out a hammer and a crow bar and I can confirm with authority that you can get from one very rotten shed: To a … Continue reading

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Pond overhauls and rabbits of doom

For those of you interested in the things we’re doing to Our Towers, Saturday morning it was about the pond.  And Rabbits.  Rabbits of Doom…. But first the pond.  We went from this: To this: Via this: (Which was very … Continue reading

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Weekend observations

When you finally have a weekend day that’s not soggy or freezing and you’ve wanted to get in the garden since you’ve moved in, much can be accomplished in little time…to start with. Removal of two trees?: 30 minutes each … Continue reading

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Transferable smiles (possibly)

I like taking photographs of things that make me smile. I like being able to look through them at times when dragging a smile requires a bit of help, or when the world has gone a bit bonkers or just … Continue reading

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A chaotic 44 minutes

I nearly had another fireman story for you tonight.  Nearly, but not quite. I can explain by telling you what happened between 1.56pm and 2.40pm. 1.56pm – realise I am hosting a teleconference at 2pm and had better log on … Continue reading

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