A top Bank Holiday quote on social media is every weekend should be a three day weekend! And who wouldn’t agree with that? The Green Party agrees and announced at their recent Spring Conference that they would be looking into making a longer weekend a reality. The Guardian newspaper gave the Green Party leaders, Caroline…… Continue reading Every weekend should be a three day weekend!
Easter Greetings! In the News My early morning cup of tea and stumble round the Internet has turned up some interesting stories for Easter. The Mirror is offering Top facts about the Easter bunny and the origin of chocolate eggs and hot cross buns and The Guardian has Giles Fraser explaining why “it’s complicated”. Is there really…… Continue reading 7 Easter stories you might have missed
I’ve found that cinnamon is a delicious topper for my daily breakfast porridge. And not only does cinnamon taste good but it does you good as well. According to our well-thumbed copy of Food is Better Medicine than Drugs, cinnamon is very good for reducing blood sugar levels and can also help to reduce ‘bad’…… Continue reading Cinnamon: a delicious porridge topper
I like reading wine bottles. Especially when the producer has added a bit of poetry alongside the warnings about units of alcohol and instructions to re-cycle the bottle. With black fruit and complex savoury spice flavours, with the distinctive taste of ‘garrigue’ – the fragrant wild bush plants of southern France, and smoky notes to…… Continue reading Is drinking wine good for you?
I found a couple of half-used packets of seeds in the garage yesterday. And there was a nice empty space in one of the large containers at the side of the house. So, I just shoved the seeds in, gave them a dash of water and now I’ll sit back and wait for a splash…… Continue reading Two plants for a cheap and easy splash of summer colour.
On Saturday, I cut the grass for the first time this year. I wouldn’t go so far as to call our grass a lawn as it’s full of moss and and other assorted plant life. It’s just a patch of cut grass for the garden chairs when the weather is warm enough for sitting out…… Continue reading 4 easy-to-grow garden flowers that didn’t cost a penny!
I usually start the day with a cup of tea and a quick look through the BBC News website. Today one story on my iPad was headed up: Garden Bridge project “nearly collapsed”. I don’t live in London so this plan for a new bridge to span the River Thames has passed me by. The…… Continue reading Does London need a garden bridge?
Yes, it’s Thursday again and tonight is the final episode of Prime Suspect. I’ve enjoyed this series and am looking forward to the ending. Meanwhile I’ve downloaded to my Kindle the original Lynda la Plante Prime Suspect novels to read again. The Radio Times doesn’t like this series one bit: It’s the final episode of…… Continue reading Prime Suspect 1973 | Final episode tonight
I started the day reading on Facebook that an ex-UKIP MP had defected to the Labour Party. Three “Never”s and one “Would you believe it?” was quickly followed by “April Fool”. Good spoof! Which set me thinking about the famous spaghetti harvest April Fool’s joke. I remembered the spaghetti harvest on a BBC news magazine…… Continue reading Everything you ever wanted to know about the spaghetti harvest
If you want to make your garden wild flower friendly and save yourself some time and effort, this is a very useful article in The Guardian.