Monthly Archives: October 2010


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Reaping the fruits, Paying the price

Many decisions involve consequences which might not be fully appreciated at the time. When I planned to go to Greece for the summer I knew that for the first time in very many years I would not be growing vegetables, … Continue reading

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Taking a cold bath

I thought about calling this blog ‘Grumpy Old Barry’ but decided I didn’t want to be associated with a negative image.  And I didn’t like the acronym.  However, there are some things which deserve to be complained about. Take the … Continue reading

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Keeping plants can be dangerous

I was the subject of an unprovoked attack in the Blue House yesterday. For those who don’t know, the Blue House is a green house which is Blue.  And Big.  It’s not a typical domestic green house but rather a … Continue reading

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Golden days and Autumn rambling

What a change in the weather!  From grey to gold in 24 hours. I’m not really affected by the weather.  I have gone walking in torrential rain, including thunderstorms, because I enjoy it.  I love it when it is freezing … Continue reading

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We are at the dawn of a new era, if only ……..

The title of an episode in Alan Plater’s Beiderbeck trilogy and a sentence repeated but never finished at a number of points throughout that and subsequent episodes. And a new header for the new blog, a photo taken at dawn … Continue reading

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Life is not all a walk in the sunshine

After 5 months of rambling around the Greek Islands I’m now back in Grey Britain. I flew back into Manchester on Sunday evening, got back home on Tuesday (5 October) and spent the next 2 days in a surreal, grey … Continue reading

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