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Deb
At the allotment. If I'm lucky
Tales from a veggie-growing mother of five who can be found with dirty nails and muddy jeans gardening somewhere
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Oh you should make it! Its v easy and apparently v tasty. I am thinking I shall have to make a bottle for myself. And hang the calories.
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Ooops - perhaps this *is* the wrong month to post/make!
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Oh yes, please blog it! That sounds lovely.
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Haha, no offence taken Carrie but if you love Mars Bars and vodka then I think youll like this! Gosh, hope the birthday girl doesnt think urgh!
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Hello Eleanor, when I licked my fingers after accidently spilling a drop of the vodka it tasted lovely! Just like an alcoholic Mars Bar (funny that!). Glad Im not alone in my dislike of snow.
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I don't really mind January. After all it's the month that saw the birth of one of our children so it's one of my favourites. Then there's all that obligatory snuggling under blankets on the sofa and eating of stew... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at Carrots and Kids
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Well, that was a funny old Christmas. Lovely. But over so quickly. There was a fair bit of illness but I'm glad, in a way, that it happened over the festive hols when we had no obligation to be anywhere... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at Carrots and Kids
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It has been a long time. So long, I daren't look at the blog itself and see when I last posted. I'm not entirely sure what happened there. I have, really, sort of weaned myself off the internet. Well, off... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Carrots and Kids
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It's been very hectic round here and I'm not very good at hectic. So while a poorly little one napped on the sofa (the joy of large families means illness works its slow way around everyone for what feels like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at Carrots and Kids
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I am going to be predictably boring and lament the fact that it's now July. JULY! The speed that time whizzes by never ceases to amaze me. Of course, I had to check the calendar (word of the day one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2012 at Carrots and Kids
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It has been another lousy year in the garden. Partly my fault and partly the weather. And there appears to be an all-you-can-eat evening cafe for rabbits that has set up business at the allotment. But let's not focus on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at Carrots and Kids
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Lunch is my favourite meal of the day. It's important that wherever you are at lunchtime, you make time to show show yourself some love by having a lovely meal. And I'm not talking about a sandwich. Huge salads, home-made... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2012 at Carrots and Kids
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It's been a while since I've written here. There's no great reason why, except that when you stop it is so much harder, the longer the break, to start posting again. I've been thinking about how I blog and why.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2012 at Carrots and Kids
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Things have been extraordinarily stressful at Carrots Cottage this last week and a bit, but one of the most soothing things I've found is watching birds in the garden. I stand at the kitchen window sipping coffee, thumbing through a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at Carrots and Kids
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When I was very kindly asked by the publishers if I would like to review Garden Crafts for Children by Dawn I was a little trepedatious. My bookshelves groan with children's gardening activity books. I even have a beloved favourite.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at Carrots and Kids
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Allotments may seem innocuous and wholesome but, if you think about it, they're quite dangerous places for the lone gardener and for children. Nowadays I mostly visit alone which doesn't bother me from a safety point of view, although a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at Carrots and Kids
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How lovely! Sadly this wasnt the weekend just gone, it was a couple ago but am worse at blogging than I am at seed sowing! Sent from my iPhone
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That cusp between two seasons, when you can feel it tipping over into something fresh, is one of my favourite times. I think I love all seasons but I love them best at their beginning. So, invigorated by spring's arrival,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at Carrots and Kids