Month: October 2015

The gate

The gate. It’s a big old thing; heavy, creaking, clunky……it swings open reluctantly and bangs shut with a dull thud. Fortified with a chain heavier than anything Jacob Marley could ever manage […]


If you haven’t already done so there’s just enough time to get some garlic sown. I have used cloves from my own crop harvested back in July; they’re a hard neck variety […]

Fabric Conditioner

This year I have been trying to cut down on my consumption of plastic. One of the first places I looked to do this was my ‘under-the-sink’ cupboard… wasn’t overly full of […]