Monthly Archives: May 2010

Cold week

12°C, rain (at last) Manflu: on the tail end, it’s been a whole week.Runner beans are amusing: I feel like a little kid with this, but I planted runner beans and they shot up after 2 days. The bean drives … Continue reading

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compost

23°C, cloudless & still Getting better, had the energy to load up the compost with the neighbour’s compost binful. Grass cuttings are amazing, they come out all warm.The Arborist is coming soon to cut that Eucalyptus tree down. that means … Continue reading

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Return to the slow country

26°C, hot & sunny It’s not ironic that I have a cold on the hottest weekend of the summer so far. It’s merely a coincidence. there are always advantages to this kind of thing- maybe my Achilles tendon can recover … Continue reading

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Big But

15°C, it’s warming up. Light frost to begin. Bought a water butt; haven’t exactly figured how I’m going to plumb it in but at least I got the new guttering to feed it.Perhaps a photo when I am not so … Continue reading

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Tendinitis

13°C, showers soon Mild Achilles-tendinitis has been niggling for the past few weeks. It’s very mild but stubbornly persistent, no treatment yet, but I may use ibuprofen before I ride today. Rode: only did 35 miles and feel rather tired. Something’s not right. … Continue reading

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A Janus outlook

11°C, clear. Looking into the future and the past. The Future, holds a day resting, I shall paint window ledges and bake a rhubarb crumble. This one will have apples and I quite fancy some grated ginger.The past contains a … Continue reading

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Groovy!

3-12°C, cold but bright. Deaf Institute concert: The Books in a very groovy venue. Maybe tell you later if you are good, I now have some serious drawing to do. We had travelled back in time to the 1970s. That … Continue reading

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Saturday resolve

14°C, chilly, but bright Scrapped the Sunday bike ride; doing all the things I’d normally do on a Saturday instead: window ledges, varnished; back-door, painted; slab, dug out. Got some energy, but not enough to ride.Search for a blog topic: … Continue reading

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Olenyek, Sakha

7°C, light rain (it’s good for the garden you know) Had a lie-in ’till 7am. What a treat, except it’s not. It’s not a nice thing to do, but I am with cold. For FSX, Olenyek.

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Staring emptiness

11°C, grey but dry. Woke puzzled: why feel all this staring emptiness? Later it became apparent that I merely have a cold. Back to the slow kind of country then for me.Two astounding plants..Angelica (above) & Artemesia Ludovicia, belowThey’re shooting … Continue reading

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