Category Archives: Watery things

Canoeing? Wye, I’d love to…

It seemed a long time since Mothers’ Day but the offer of a day out canoeing didn’t come with a time limit, so I waited until August. A couple of years ago I enjoyed an idyllic day out with the … Continue reading

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Soundtracks of a life

Last night, I went out into the dark garden and stood listening for hedgehogs. It’s only three days since Spiky Norman returned with his new lady-friend Tigs and I hadn’t seen them – only the evidence of their messy dining … Continue reading

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Party on

Writing this at 11pm on the 30th of January. All is dark in the garden but I can hear a small chorus of frogs. These are the first frog songs of 2017. They are heralding the Spring. This is the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to anyone taking the trouble to read this, my first blog of 2017. That in itself might put you right off as it’s apparently very annoying to be wished Happy New Year after the first week of … Continue reading

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Fearful tadpoles!

It’s excellent how an exclamation mark can make such a difference to a statement of fact, which was otherwise pretty unremarkable. The exclamation has rendered those two words so very Wodehousian. Ok maybe it’s just me. I admit I’m just … Continue reading

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Turtling around

  I like to have a day off on my birthday. Being at work kind of spoils the celebration of still being alive because you have to behave professionally, not drink and there is a total ban on swimming cozzies … Continue reading

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When walking is better than cycling…

I will almost always prefer to cycle but there’s a lot to be said for walking. Only by walking do you stumble across interesting bits and pieces hidden away. I’m not talking about the likes of the beautiful piece of … Continue reading

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