Monthly Archives: August 2011

If courgette growing were an olympic sport…

…there would be lots of competitors. Maybe it could be a new type of hurdles – but you have to grow the hurdles – stack em high?  Mounds of massive marrows. Bursting the bubble, it’s not an olympic sport – … Continue reading

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I’ll show you mine…

…if you show me yours!  Yes it’s showtime.  The annual summertime fiesta – so coats and scarves mix with bunting and barbeques.   Dahlia’s to die for Onions with insulation tape? Lampshades – what every gazebo needs Ringing the bell … Continue reading

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Stormy waters

Rod Stewart has a lot to answer for – you want to write a blog about a gynormous wedding set amongst the boats.  Sails tinkling in the wind.  And all you can think of this ‘that’ song.  You know the … Continue reading

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Back to the future

Madam, do you open on Wednesday afternoons? Goodness no, and we close in between noon and 1pm for lunch. So we can all have a jolly good sit down, and a proper cooked lunch.  Alas dear customer, it isn’t 1966, … Continue reading

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Proposals

Last week’s proposal bouquet prompted the re-reading of this little gem from poet Simon Armitage.  Enjoy.   I am very bothered when I think of all the bad things I have done in my life. Not least the time I … Continue reading

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30 pieces of silver

Manchester Art Gallery, check Beautiful bride, from Finland, check Handsome groom too, check 30 pieces of silver, check Designer European style bouquet, check I want to go!  Do you think I can wangle an extra place in the seating plan?! … Continue reading

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Black and white

Some people say ‘you only do it once’.   Bunkum!  Some people do it twice, some do it six times or more.  This was for a lady who was doing it a second time, she had a dotty black and white … Continue reading

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