Sunday, January 24, 2010

Allotment#146 The 2010 plan in action

As planned today was a day of digging as Chris, Sharon and I started to prepare our allotment plot for planting season.

Here's how I left the plot last week:

Shocking isn't it! The worst thing is that, weed growth wise, this is an improvement!
Allotment #146 - a beginner's diary

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A testament of friendship

Let's get the awkward bit out of the way - I've never been what you might call a Boyzone fan. No offence to anyone it's just not my cup of tea.

But! You don't have to be a fan, or even remotely interested to see that the Shane, Ronan, Mickey and Keith are still feeling the pain of losing their friend and brother Lil' Stephen. The newly released video for 'Gave it all away' appears to be and honest tribute to their pal. So sincere is the emotion that I even shed a tear! I feel for them; losing a friend is quite possibly the most painful thing I have ever had to face.

'Gave it all away' is a fitting testament to the friendship of the 5 lads who used to Boyz. In honour of all 5 of them and also of my friend Sommer, who we lost in 2007, here's the video.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Nana Jean says...Spuds

In a nut shell: My Nana Jean is older and wiser than me and for as long as I can remember I've taken her word as gospel. So, from now on, whatever gardening nugget Nan shares with me I'll share with you.

This week spuds: [Read more]

Friday, January 8, 2010

Capturing the moment

What's amazing about photography is it's ability to capture a moment for an eternity. A handful of iconic moments caught on camera that spring to mind......Robert Capa's Spanish soldier in the last moments of his life...
..Robert Doisneau's candid snap of 'that' kiss......Martin Luther King arm out stretched, mid speech......the destruction of the Stalin monument; any of the World Trade Centre photos. The list is endless...

A very exciting week indeed...

On Thursday this week I met up with Ger Skelly for a coffee and a chat about setting up a GIY group in our area.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blog posts on behalf of

Christmas FM is a deadly radio station that gets everyone in the mood for Christmas. Better still it's all for charity! I am delighted that I was able to contribute to their blog this year and hope it goes some way to helping them reach their fund-raising target.

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Merry Christmas x

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