Quick Links 24th July 2017

Each week I’ll try and post quick links to things that I’ve seen, read, inspired me or just sparked my interest in the previous week, with a little background and my thoughts and other things that I’ve been up to in the previous week. Mostly gardening, cooking and environmental stuff but not always.

Life In General. It’s been a bit of an odd week this week. On Monday evening we were scattering my Dad’s ashes, which had quite a significant emotional impact on that day, and the rest of the week as a whole. I’ve had a feeling of just wanting to go back to the site where we they are all week, and I think I probably will fairly soon.

Outside of that it’s been busy with medical appointments for my Mum ahead of knee replacement surgery which is taking place imminently. Consequently I’m not sure whether there will be a quick links posted next week or it might be a fairly curtailed one if I manage it.

Ruby cut her paw at the start of the week, not sure how, but suspect a flint or piece of glass possibly. So she’s been restricted to lead walks while it heals, which by the end of the week it mostly has.

Work  In between various personal appointments I’ve been moving a few projects forward, and looking at a couple of other potential proposals. This year has been very quiet on the work front in terms of paying work, but there has been lots to do in terms of trying to draw in some paying contracts. There’s likely to be a little hiatus around my Mum’s surgery too.

Allotment. – We’ve had a mixed bag of weather this week, which has meant the plot has had a good dose of well needed rain and many things are producing well. This includes our courgette plants. If you are similarly challenged with an over abundance of courgettes, then you could try making cheddar and courgette muffins. Here’s the “How I”…

I’m thinking of coming up with a broccoli and stilton alternative.

Currently Reading

“The Dark Tower” by Stephen King [GoodReads]- which I’m reading for an online group.

I also revisited an Alistair MacLean that I probably haven’t read in over thirty years – Santorini by Alistair MacLean [GoodReads], I enjoyed this reread a lot, so might revisit some of his other novels.

The Week In Wildlife – In Pictures

Manta Rays Swimming in Circles

Dave Goulson Garden Update

Criminal Damage by Goat –