Author Archives: tontowilliams

First Overwintering Broccoli From the Allotment

It’s a variety called “marathon”, that I sowed back in the autumn, and is now ready to be harvested. I also cut some cavalo nero (black kale), so we should be eating well tonight! As this broccoli matures it should … Continue reading

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Storm Doris Aftermath

Storm Doris hit the UK yesterday. The middle of the Country was probably the worst affected area, but we had some pretty wicked winds here (much worse than when I last wrote about a storm). I walked the dogs around … Continue reading

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Music From The Book

I’ve just finished reading Ernest Cline’s “Armada”, it was okay but I enjoyed his first book “Ready Player One” more. What I liked about Armada was the Links it makes to sci-fi and other films and tv of my childhood … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Ashes 

Today we scattered my Grandma’s ashes, it would have been her 95th birthday. 

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Signs of Spring 

There are definite signs of Spring. The days are getting longer (it was still light at 5.15pm yesterday), the mimosa in our garden (above) is flowering and the crocuses (below) are out.  I know that officially Spring is still another … Continue reading

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Quick Links 20th February 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 … Continue reading

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Gennaro Contaldo On An Allotment

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