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22 October 2017

Today has been a blustery day of wild, bruised skies and the hint of a chill – all the signs of storm with hardly a drop of rain falling. Yesterday was warm blue, and humming with winged insects. I went … Continue reading

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7 September 2017

I had my fireman-chimney sweep back this week, not so much because our crazy summer weather has ended (it has, kind of) but because that’s what I do once L has gone off to the Venice film fest and isn’t around to … Continue reading

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26 July 2017

A few days ago the CdP town council turned the water off at night – or at least they said they were going to: I didn’t notice any difference. This last happened in 2001 and 2002, the dry, dry years … Continue reading

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12 June 2017

Dear Mr Porcupine who has been devastating my garden since early spring, digging up all my bulbs with particular attention to the iris, in recognition of your sterling work over the last couple of nights, I would like to rescind … Continue reading

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29 May 2017

I’ve got August grass. Until last week it was green and fairly lush. But it’s now four weeks since we had even a drop of rain and my thick crop of well tended spring green stuff (you can’t really call … Continue reading

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