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Delicate Flowers

Things are growing well in the garden. It might not look that colourful at first glance but a closer inspection reveals lots of delicate little flowers at the moment.


Unique Gifts for Your Wedding Entourage

Your wedding day will not be complete without the people who genuinely love you. Your wedding entourage, including your close friends and family, shoulder huge responsibilities to make your day magical. They exert a lot of effort in choosing their attire, shouldering travel expenses, going to rehearsals, and party planning. Therefore, it is only fair...

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A New Log Store

We do like to ‘reduce, re-use, recycle’ where we can. I think we can safely say we achieved this with our log store. It had started life as a shed. The shed had been moved several times and re-purposed as another shed for things of ever decreasing importance. Once it became a little too ‘airy’...

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Up Close and Purple

It’s all gone to pinks and purples in the garden now. So, I thought it was time to get up close and purple with some of the flowers! I checked in on the bees today too and all seems well. They are of course loving the chives at the moment.


Windsurfing Mates

After my post about paddling (and swimming) buddies, I thought I’d better not miss out my windsurfing mates too. This is especially the case as I finally got back out windsurfing in the waves yesterday. Since my heart attack, such antics have been off limits as they aren’t the easiest of activities and are also...

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5 Romantic Birthday Gift Ideas for Her

Does the special woman in your life have an upcoming birthday? Do you want to spoil her with something special and show how much you care about her? Birthday gifts can be tricky at the best of times. You want to pick something that is a hit and also appreciated, but often indecision leaves you...

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Paddling Buddies

Not being allowed out on adventures on my own means that I’ve had to rope in some friends for activities such as sea swimming and surf-skiing. Fortunately there are plenty of people about. Into the Waves My first time back out in the waves was a little surf ski session. Morgan came with me and...

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Bank Holiday Bonsai Project

I’ve always liked bonsai trees. I did have one for several years until one of our cats decided to eat it! Since then I’ve wanted to get more but have never quite got around to it. I’ve been looking at them more and more recently though so decided to take the plunge at the weekend....


Solar Utilisation

Seeing as we don’t get paid for any energy that we export to the grid, we’ve been on a mission to use all of the solar power our panels are generating. We’ve taken a step further towards this goal with the installation of a MyEnegri Eddi. This is a clever device that diverts surplus solar...