Happiest

Happiest outside and to be honest, as our garden is a little overgrown, face down – pulling weeds or clipping hedges or bushes into different shapes. One bush resembles a very large chicken and another until we cut it back, the lock ness monster. Most of our vegetables are growing well – experimenting with growing […]

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Beware sleeping gas gang in France on roadside rest areas known as Aires de Service

We travelled to France for a few days recently and not being able to find somewhere to sleep one night, pulled over on a roadside layby in northern France called an ‘Aire de Service’ where truckers also hold up before they make the crossing home on the A16 (Calais-Dunkirk) motorway. Very late and soon asleep […]

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Mr Mole and the pumpkin patch

“It was a bright morning in the early part of summer; the river had resumed its wonted banks and its accustomed pace, and a hot sun seemed to be pulling everything green and bushy and spiky up out of the earth towards him, as if by strings. The Mole and the Water Rat had been […]

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