Category Archives: extreme gardening

November Daily Blog 28: Rough-dug and ready for winter

Completely different feel to the day from the outset on Wednesday as if the grey and the wet of the past weeks belonged somewhere else, to another time.  Blue sky and cold air greeted me as I left the house … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 12: climate change and Blue House thinking.

There is nolonger any doubt that world climates are changing.  What is disputed is the extent to which the change is simply part of a natural cycle and the extent to which it is man-made.  I have no doubt whatever … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 7: inactivity and verbal rambling.

I have to ‘fess up.  When I started the November Daily Blog as part of the NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) challenge I had the intention of using it as an incentive to do something different and interesting every day. … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog: towards a philosophy of enjoyment.

With the challenge to find something worth blogging about every day it was disconcerting to see Friday begin very grey, very wet and with a mountain of clearing up after having friends over for a meal on Thursday evening.  I’m … Continue reading

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Surreal change to Autumn: A backward look from a cold climate to the Hot Rock.

The last few days on Symi were unusually hot and sunny for the end of September and beginning of October but there were signs of Autumn approaching. From Panormitis Monastery on Monday a strange layer of cloud could be seen … Continue reading

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Greece: getting ready

In less than a week I’ll be back in Greece.  I can’t wait to leave the grey skies behind. Still desperately trying to sort the garden out before I go I finally managed to rescue the potatoes from the sodden … Continue reading

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Ambitious plans

Having been mulling it over for some time I have now finally bitten the bullet and booked a flight to Greece and have an ambitious itinerary beginning to firm up for travelling on the mainland , visiting Crete, Santorini and … Continue reading

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