Category Archives: Odds and ends

Conversations with our neighbour

(Grunting noises from behind the hedge.) Me: What’s wrong? Her: Oh, technology is defeating me today. Me, interpreting the sounds: Your bicycle pump? (Rummaging sounds from her shed.) Her: Oh, this one is better! Me: You should throw the other … Continue reading

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August Amaryllis

There are, of course, guides on how to get your amaryllis to bloom in December (scroll halfway down here, for example). Alternatively, you can put your amaryllises on a neglected windowsill in the spring and pretty much forget about them. … Continue reading

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Alien landscape

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