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Monthly Archives: August, 2014

Allotment promise: different types of harvest

This year at the allotment I’ve been determined to try and have a broader range of harvest. This week I’ve managed to have a visit where I gathered some less … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 37 Comments

Hortus botanicus: Leiden

I do a bit of gardening but I’m not sure that I’m a gardener. I tend to think my successes are an accident and I’m never sure what my gardens … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 18 Comments

Use-it-up Snack Bars

We had some small people visiting lately and there’s breakfast cereal that we won’t eat so I figured it would make the basis for a good snack bar. I tend … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 22 Comments

Fresh air and thought Provoking Words: Leiden Poems

What better way to enjoy a city than by taking a stroll through narrow paved streets and alongside broad canals. I’ve written before about local visitor attractions in The Netherlands. … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 4 Comments

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roads

This week’s challenge from Cee is roads. While out and about walking in Leiden we had the unusual experience of encountering roads that were free of people bicycles. I love … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 8 Comments

Of Neighbours, Backyards, Dreams and Compost: Part 1

Our backyard is about 6m by 6m. So only about 18″ by 18″. Out there at the moment we have: an extended chicken run, a wood store, a quail run, … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 21 Comments

A lot of excitement at the plot! Autumn planting!

In August an allotment is in a phase which is all about harvest. There’s likely lots of stuff growing, fruiting and flowering. But I’m excited about this. It’s the stem … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 27 Comments

Fancy gadgets: Dehydrator

I’ve written a few posts lately with dehydrator recipes or use. Kale miso chips. fruit leather So I thought it might be helpful to write about the dehydrator. Now the … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 10 Comments

Wheels on fire!

Bikes, bikes bikes! The Netherlands is a country well known for it’s cycling. There are cycle paths all over the place and they link between all kinds of places. But … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

If we were having coffee…. Link up with GeneO

So I’ve never done this before but that’s what blogging’s for. If we were having coffee link ups are aimed at sharing with other bloggers. Here’s my thoughts for Just … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 18 Comments

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