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Blessed be the Bookstore @Pipe_n_Thimble

Somewhere across the pond, three of my books are waiting to go to new homes. Then there is the swag that went with them. I like bookstores. They are a gateway, a portal to brave new worlds. There is something truly magical about holding a book in your hand and reading the words that dance across the page. You learn, you study, you are educated and...

Super Sunny Sunday with seeds! #Gdnbloggers

Hold on, this could be a bumper blog. I have lots to share! Today started off with a seed check in. I was thinking about what seedlings I have, how i might keep rolling with growing season and what I might sow next. It turns out that there were quite a few and at varying stages of development. I would have expected that the chillies would be a further...

The journey that was Fragments

It all started with a idea. There are strawberries in that pic somewhere Today, I actually got a physical copy of Fragments and held it in my hands.     In two days time, there will be a promotion where the ebook version of Fragments will be reduced to 99pence. So if you want to see what the deal is, don’t forget to download it. Otherwise,...

Allotmenteer Adventures Abroad

Go find a body of water, the horoscope said. Go somewhere near the seaside. The universe kept on signposting adventures, a getaway, a chance to take stock. I headed to Lake Garda. This is the second Italian Lake I have visited, with Como being the first. The lake is pretty, the town where we stayed was lovely and it was fabulous opportunity to have...

Taking stock of April #gdnbloggers

As we near the mid point of April during Holy Week, we also get to Vaisakhi.  This is a harvest festival within Hinduism and within Sikhism, the start of  new year. For me, I guess this triggers  a process of reflection as to what I might experience with the coming growing season as everything starts to bloom and blossom with a new cycle. Vaisakhi and...

It’s all kicking off #gdnbloggers

Hold the front page! We have blossom on the Apricot! (Yes, my nail varnish is also chipped) For the first time since it was plugged in, the Moor Park Apricot is in blossom. I did check, and there were all of three delicate looking white blooms. Three! Alas, I am not holding my breath. Last year, the peach tree also blossomed-it’s getting leafier...

From ink to ebook

There are now three ebooks out there with my name on them. You can find the links for them on the side bar and they are available for sale across the globe. All three are also available in paperback, with ‘Fragments’ going live and properly in the next few days. Fragments is fiction, with the two others being non-fiction.   Tagged: ebook, fiction,...

#Fragments is now out there!

Over the last eighteen months, I have been working on this. ‘Fragments’. So far, all of my writing projects have drawn upon the allotment and have been non-fiction. Writing about the allotment, was wonderful. I enjoyed it immensely; like the allotment, it was organic, gave me a huge sense of pleasure and fulfilment whilst teaching me some very valuable...

Back to the plot: The green one…#gdnbloggers

Oh, allotment, I have missed you. It has been a while, too long a while. With the rain holding off, the sunshine out and time to take stock, I was always going to come back to you. A bit like me, you are a little fuzzy around the edges, worn out and need a bit of R&R. I have found my trowel, my gauntlet gloves; I even have a vague plan as to how...

Torn by Tempests and tomatoes #gdnbloggers

Flaming storms Doris and Euan, they have a lot of answer for. I received a note from an allotment neighbour late on Tuesday night, saying that  should pop down the plot. I couldn’t do anything at the time, it was wet, windy and my wellingtons didn’t particularly want to venture out. In the morning, Mama F took a walk whilst I had lie in. She...

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