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Monthly Archives: April, 2015

White Gold

The Dutch call it white gold. I’m not sure I’m keen on the idea. I’m amazed that so many people here think green asparagus is bad. The white stuff is … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 8 Comments

Fifty things

….. To eat before you die.  Shame on you BBC. I was watching pointless (a UK quiz show ) and they had a category of fifty things to eat before … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 21 Comments

Re-CYCLE it!

I wanted to explain more about the cargo bike we’ve recently been working on. The allotment is about ten mins from our house. Often when we go we resort to … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 8 Comments

Allotment Plan: April

the mountain I mentioned the other day has another important level thus weekend.   The sun is shining!  The plan includes the following: Seed Potatoes  It’s time for the spuds … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 7 Comments

Small change; Big difference

This poster was very pleasing when I spotted it recently.    Schipol airport in The Netherlands is one of the largest in Europe. That’s. Lot of planes, a lot of … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Not such a great mountain 

when you have an allotment it can be daunting approaching the start of the year. Plenty to do and re sun is shining.  The potatoes are chitting.  But then we … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 4 Comments

Another cool Dutch cycle idea

wood you believe it?    It’s a crummy photo but there is a tree in it. Get this- there’s been a growing trend for wooden bicycles.  These particular ones are … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 5 Comments

The Honey Bee

A friend shared this lovely poem recently.  So I thought I’d share it here.  Hunt and Lee, comps.  The Book of the Sonnet.  1867.   II. “The honey-bee, that wanders all day … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 5 Comments

Top Toilet Roll Tips

The inside of a loo roll is very handy for starting seedlings.  When storing them through the year I’ve learned that folding them flat is the most practical choice.     … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 8 Comments

Interesting idea to save water

I heard about this story a while ago but forgot to explore whether it was true.  Spoiler alert: some people will find this idea completely gross.  A university in the … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 16 Comments

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