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I’ve been busy in the garden recently, but mainly in the kitchen and conservatory, sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings. I jumped the gun a bit with some of them because I was eager to get started, but so far they have survived my over-eagerness and stayed alive! Over[…]

This week, the UK has been dealing with the news that a woman in her 30s, Sarah Everard, was abducted from the street in London, by a serving police officer. She was murdered and her remains were found a week later. Her death has sparked outrage, and re-ignited[…]

In the past, I’ve written briefly about my attempts at keeping an allotment. I loved having my own little (quite big really) plot of land to work on and to begin with, things were going well. Unfortunately though, it was too much to keep up on my own[…]

Wow, I can’t believe it’s two years since I last posted to this blog.  A long time, possibly the longest of my many breaks from writing on here. A lot has changed since the last time I was here. And by a lot, I mean everything. So, first of[…]

Some of the discussion surrounding Home Education today, thanks to the travesty of a programme from Channel 4 last night, is about parents not being qualified to teach their children. Lots of people think that we should be qualified teachers to be allowed to home educate our own[…]

You may remember that we recently took on some chickens who had spent their life in colony cages. They were in a dreadful condition, with a lot of feather loss, a pecked off comb, no tails and one who was blind in one eye, after it had been[…]