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Many treats

The Birthday Month is nearly over again – in fact the birth date itself has long gone. Here are some of the Treats in the past nine days. Picnic by the Crinan Canal looking at the buds nearly ready to … Continue reading

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Beach trip

Today’s Birthday Month Treat was a trip to the beach. You can see the happiness on the faces of both Misty and HBTW. The beach wasn’t exactly busy either. And the day was all the better for being in the … Continue reading

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Happy dog!

Now you can see Misty’s face. Her groomer came this morning and parked outside in the mobile salon. I’ve included before and after photos so you can see the difference. This is a real Birthday Month Treat.  

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Signs of Hope

Yep – an hour of sunshine and these beauties opened up! Planted in hope last November and here they are showing that Spring really will come again.

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March treat

These are the treat of the week. It’s ages since I have had the pleasure of watching and smelling freesias open in a bouquet. Unlike my Mother I enjoy having cut flowers in the house. She used to say she … Continue reading

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Changes in Food

Going the rounds on the internet at the moment – some observations on food. EATING IN THE UK IN THE FIFTIES consider that:    Pasta had not been  invented. Curry was a surname. A takeaway was a mathematical  problem. A pizza … Continue reading

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Same is as same was

Doing some routine paperclog this morning set me to musing on work-space and the joys of having a study. For me, that is a whole treat in itself and more than qualifies as a Birthday Month pleasure. Way back in … Continue reading

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The pleasure of 2:5

One of the pleasures of the 2:5 eating plan is that on five days of the week no foods (within reason) are off limits.  Since I started this new way of eating eleven months ago I have lost 15 kilos … Continue reading

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Birds in the snow

Woke up this morning to discover that the snow was lying. Usually by March we are starting to have better days, but this year just goes on colder and colder. You can see the loss of the Honeysuckle Trellis and … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle

Every winter we lose some plants – mainly because the frosts and winds are so severe in this part of the world. So I am sad to report that the honeysuckle trellis from over the back gate fell foul of … Continue reading

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