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Category Archives: environment

Bee stories: Good and Bad

This month has been both high and low at the apiary. A couple of weeks back we heard that the two hives we have on one site were very quiet.  … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · 4 Comments

Calamity in the Hive 

Keeping bees is a challenge. The bees themselves need to be respected and supported. The bee keeper needs to be conscientious and aware of their needs. The weather plays a … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · 11 Comments

Fires -a -burning

I resolved recently to become good at lighting fires. Not a pyromaniac-al aim but a green one.  Time has passed and the fire is now a regular feature.  Bring on … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · 6 Comments

Chicken Run

The hens in our backyard have a chicken run that has a nesting box, floor space and perches. They’ve had it for about four years.  When we first got it … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 4 Comments

Cider Battered Elderflowers

When you undertake choices in life you often do so with a specific goal. For example when you start running you might want to do a marathon. Or when you … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · 14 Comments

Pink Sea of Confusion. 

The BBC has shared a story today about some waste washed up in a uk marine environment.  A very large number of pink detergent bottles.     As you can … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 11 Comments

Back to blog

I wrote in July that I would be stopping with the daily blog and that I wanted some time off. I’d blogged a 365 and wanted to relax the treadmill.  … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · 11 Comments

Water Pipe

when we went to the amazing culinaire Werkplats last week, I commented on their tap water policy. I was so impressed with the concept I bought the bottle.  Join the … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

One plum tree again

a few weeks back I posted about our forlorn plum tree.  It’s called one plum with good reason.  We had debated whether to remove it from the allotment but then … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 5 Comments

Food as art and conscience

fruday night in Amsterdam. A special treat for our vegetarian interest.  A five course meal with a theme of water. Food to make you think.  De culinaire Werkplats has been in … Continue reading

July 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

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