Tag Archives: preparation

Warm thoughts on chilly morns

The temperature outside this morning was 6ΒΊ, the coldest yet. Hubby put the heating on for fifteen minutes to take the chill off the boat, then went up to have a shower, leaving Maggie and I in bed. Photo: Basin … Continue reading

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Veg Project, part 2

Bet you were wondering how it was going (or not) πŸ™‚ Well, no digging required, so that’s the easy bit, as success is all in the preparation. We purchased our growbags, buckets, pots, trays, seeds and onion set last week. … Continue reading

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Circle of Black

Weather Haiku Encased and entrapped In this circle of black which Revolves and confines. This is not my picture, but you would not believe the blackness of the clouds that are currently surrounding us here in the marina tonight. The … Continue reading

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Frugality in a thimble.

I’ve referred to our downsizing as trying to get a quart into a thimble, but regardless of where, or how, you live, that dreaded budget and cost of living always raises its ugly head. Usually around this time of year, … Continue reading

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Dear Diary:

Here we go then, with a diary series from now until the day we move as for a while I will be signing off until I can get somewhere with internet access. Today will be clothes sorting. Those to take, … Continue reading

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Hubby and the duck

Living in the country, I have no qualms about cooking anything my husband brings in for the table. My only request is that I don’t see him dispatch it and that he prepares it for the pot. I have made … Continue reading

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