Keep Calm and Sow Seeds

Keep Calm and Sow Seeds

If you’re keeping track of the news to see how Brexit is progressing, then the only possible answer (whatever your political persuasion) is… not well. MPs have vetoed the PM’s deal (again), the Speaker has vetoed her plan to make them vote on it...
Fenced in

Fenced in

Ryan and I have been planning some major changes to the garden for about a year now, and this week they finally got underway when we had the fence replaced. On Monday it looked like this: Back garden with old fence Front garden with old fence and gate to back garden...
Behind the Zines

Behind the Zines

For a while now I have been feeling a bit meh about this whole life thing. The past few years have been eventful, and after expending considerable time and effort I am now back in a place where I feel I can stop rebuilding and start living my life. But I don’t...
Recycling the garden

Recycling the garden

I was out in the potting shed yesterday morning and sowed the first seeds of my 2019 gardening season – sweet peppers, leeks, purple sprouting broccoli and some salads. They’ll all be inside for the next few weeks, as although the weather is unseasonably...
Concrete and the circular economy

Concrete and the circular economy

Last week, Ryan and I watched a marvellous mobile machine that turned chunks of ripped up concrete into gravel. We assumed it would then be used for hardcore – the bottom layer of roads and paving – and it’s a nifty way of locally recycling a...