Growing a Pumpkin – Tips and Tricks

I’m the type of person that can’t keep a cactus alive; despite the fact that I absolutely adore the thought of growing my own fruit, veg and flowers I have never been all that green-fingered.

That makes the next statement even more unbelievable; this year I grew my own pumpkin from seed (and it’s pretty sizeable too!) For today’s Blogtober post I thought I would share a few tips and tricks to growing your own pumpkin – pieces of advice I learned along the way. It’s not as easy as it looks but it is very rewarding and if I can do it, anyone can!

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The Frog

Pools of sunlight ripple on the river, a warm Autumn sun breathing life in to the marshes. I scan between the reeds and pond weed for a flash of golden eye, expertly camouflaged, easily missed. I’ve trodden those same wooden boardwalks countless times; followed all the beaten pathways. No matter how many times I make the journey, I always scan the water hoping to catch a glimpse of a frog. (more…)

What’s In My Record Collection?

On rainy Autumn days there’s nothing nicer than pulling a record from the crate and playing it on the turn table – snuggling up in a cosy blanket and singing your heart out.

Today I thought I would share a few records from my collection and explain why they stand out or mean something to me. Dust off your favourite vinyl and join me for a moment or two.

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Blogtober Begins

The rain is coming down in sheets, darkness rakes its fingers across the morning sky. Long gone are the days of heading out in a cotton dress and bare legs –  October is finally here.

And with it, comes Blogtober.

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Staying soft

Last November I wrote an article for Lucky Dip Club that was titled ‘Your emotions are your strengths – why you shouldn’t grow a thicker skin.’ In case it wasn’t completely obvious by my disgusting penchant for over-sharing on the internet, I am a bloody soft sort of person. That article is completely on brand for me.

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Life Updates – June 2019

All the daffodils are long wilted. Blossoms fallen from the tree. June is here and with it comes wind, rain and grey skies (your typical British weather then, really.) It’s kinda hard to believe that we’re already half-way through the year. So much has happened yet at the same time I feel stuck – paralysed in a moment which I am unable to move forward from. It has been two months since I last wrote a blog post so today I thought it was time to check in and let you know what’s been going on in my world.

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Kew Gardens Orchid Festival (Photo Post)

A few weekends ago I visited Kew Gardens to see the Orchid Festival. It was amazing – the orchids were absolutely beautiful and as always I felt so at peace in the gardens – Kew really is a fabulous place to spend an afternoon.

I had a post planned out in my head for this trip. I wanted to talk everyone through the brilliant sunshine and stunning arrays of flowers – each arrangement more breathtaking than the last. But between that day and writing this post I have had a massive upheaval in my life, and it’s no longer appropriate to write about it in the way I wanted. That said I took many photos and as photography and flowers are both a huge passion of mine it felt a waste not to share them. So todays post is a photography post. I hope you enjoy the images I took that day.

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A Trip to Hamerton Zoo Park

I have somewhat fallen in to that trap again; becoming increasingly busy and forgetting (read: being too lazy) to blog. I have lots of important life-updates to share with you when I find the time and inclination to sit down and write about them but, for now I’ll just share a few photos and words about a wonderful day out we had a few weekends ago.

Hamerton zoo is roughly a twenty minute drive down the road from us. In the back of my mind I always thought I would pay it a visit but as so often happens in life things got hectic and I quite forgot about it. We’ve been in SNO for around a year and four months now and finally had a weekend free from plans so we decided to take a trip down there to see the animals.

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