Monthly Archives: June 2009

Playing with watering

This year, as well as the greenhouse, we’ve actually got round to putting in some veg.  Added to the flowers in the borders, when it’s hot, it gives quite a watering load – it was taking an hour a month … Continue reading

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The ‘curse’ of single ‘quotes’

There is a new meme that has grown to be almost an epidemic in papers and on-line writing, and it’s starting to really get on my nerves. It is, to be fair, a really useful shortcut to allowing communication brevity, … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

25 years after the first read, I have just re-read ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance‘ by Robert Pirsig, and absolutely loved it.  It never was an easy read, cantering as it does through philosophy in a way that … Continue reading

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I am an unskilled sleeper

Recently Sa was given an hours flotation as a present.  It was billed as being as restful as four hours normal sleep (see here – bottom of the page).  That sort of statement gets my antenna up, since it is … Continue reading

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