Category Archives: MUSINGS FROM UMBRIA

My garden, other gardens and life in general.

Lesvos, 22 February 2020

The seaside blows the cobwebs beautifully from the heads of people like me who live in green, landlocked places. And the salutary effects are even better – for me at least, as someone who doesn’t have much time for lying … Continue reading

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31 January 2020

  It’s Brexit Day and I’m afraid I’m feeling uncomfortable not so much about the UK’s senseless self-harm as about my lack of leaving-induced emotion of any kind at all. I even called a dear Remainer friend in the dyed-in-the-Brexit … Continue reading

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18 January 2020 – Colours

It was a shock a couple of days ago, opening the shutters and not having to blink in momentary blindness as my eyes adapted to the winter sunshine. The grey only lasted a few hours, but it was tough. So … Continue reading

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6 January 2020

I have been known, I know, to crow about how you can more or less forget garden exertions in winter. But since a couple of days before Christmas when the drear damp that had plagued us for weeks gave way … Continue reading

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20 December 2019

I’m finding the slide towards Christmas harder with every year that passes. I like the family coming together. I like the decorative part of the season: the tree-dressing and… well that’s it really. The thing that gets me is presents. … Continue reading

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