In praise of bodgery
I admire bodgery. I don't just tolerate it as acceptable when there's no-one available with the skills to do the job properly, I value bodgery in its own right.
Herbal remedies: Stinging nettles
I made nettle vinegar last spring. It was supposed to be nettle beer, but I left it too long before bottling, and ended up with vinegar instead.
Income tax is 63% if you're poor
For the first time in my life, I'm living on benefits. I've been learning a lot about how the system works, and a few things have surprised me.
... where Clouds are Born| Comments (6)
Spring greens| Comments (3)
My facebook feed has been full of photos of snowdrops recently. There may be snowdrops in my garden, but if so, they're buried under mounds of dead grass. What I'm getting excited about is ground elder.
So who's been saving money over lockdown?| Comments (6)
Just before Christmas, the UK Chancellor was widely ridiculed for saying that people who'd built up savings during the pandemic should help the economy by going on a spending spree when it ends. This week, the govenor of the Bank of England joined in Looking at the numbers, I can see where they're coming from.
Sunshine on a rainy day| Comments (14)
Other people do this better| Comments (6)
Happy New Year| Comments (6)
Dealing with anxiety| Comments (10)
Mincemeat| Comments (5)
Greenwash| Comments (10)
Cold water swimming| Comments (18)
New test post| Comments (4)
A breath of sea air| Comments (6)
I've been stuck in front of the computer far too much over the last few days, battling with layout and navigation (my programming skills are both very rusty and very out of date). I desperately needed to get out.