Monthly Archives: July 2010

Plumbed

22°C, rather humid. Cloudy Plumbed in the 2nd waterbutt. It collects an overflow from the first which works. I used various containers, and a dustbin to hold the water while I worked on the tank (the whole point is to … Continue reading

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Inception

patchy sun, 21°C Film: Inception, a sort of Matrix/Bourne Identity cross-breed. Yes, I hated this film, it was full of computer game values: kill baddies, plant an explosive device and get to the next level. It wasn’t just that the … Continue reading

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A Very Long Engagement

22°C, the cloud broke; the air, still Film by the same guy who did Delicatessen & Amilie. A but confusing in places, but beautifully shot- once you get used to the sepia. there was no shortage of that French humour … Continue reading

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Summer holidays

16°C, thundery showers It’s always like this– very tired, lethargic and teetering on the edge of a headache. Now I feel it, now I remember that most summer holidays start like this. It takes a good few days to feel … Continue reading

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skirting

23°C, thick, muggy and threatening rain Sluggish day: blame the very close sticky weather. We finish tomorrow, then forty days. Photo from last Sunday’s bike ride, taken on my phone. You can tell really, blurring into the corners, blue fringes … Continue reading

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five hours

24°C, close, rain has replaced hard sun (Cycle 66 miles yesterday). So, the Gulf oil leak has run for 84 days. 184million gallons in the Mexican Gulf; an amount that the USA burns in just over five hours. In a … Continue reading

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What’s the matter with you?

24°C, sun. Cycle 74 miles Similar distance to last week’s ride, same destination, but today felt far easier. Funny how exercise works out like that.This green and pleasant land is turning yellow (except my lawn). I credit the daily bowl … Continue reading

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When will this end?

24°C, same weather. Seven Slabs in one week. It does create large new planting areas, and is a decent form of exercise. I assume this is ragwort, I assume they will become Cinnabar Moths. They may use Ragowort’s poison to become … Continue reading

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Hurt Locker

22°C, light cloud, still humid. Mr Toad was disturbed tonight by my watering. They don’t really jump, more an elbow-full clamber, from the corner of your eye, you’d swear they have three sets of elbows. What can I give him … Continue reading

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Mr Toad

21°C, mostly grey, warm & muggy The air is wet, it feels viscous to move through, it’s as if you need to lean into it to make headway. Our bodies want to take it slowly.I have met another resident of … Continue reading

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