Monthly Archives: August 2012

My new man

Yes, I’ve got a new man. He’s tall, dark, handsome and Irish. But before I talk about him, I wanted to say that anyone reading this blog in the last few months might have wondered why it’s called what it … Continue reading

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Green-fingered

That’s something I’m definitely not. Put it this way, I was quite pleased with myself for keeping an orchid alive for a good few years – till I read somewhere that they “thrive on neglect”. I tried to grow carrots … Continue reading

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Back to normal

Well, not quite normal: You’ll have to take my word that it was 32C just before I took that picture; it was beautiful at the weekend when summer made a late but heartfelt appearance. It was also a brief appearance, … Continue reading

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In closing

  This is really late; it should have been posted last Monday! But with a mission of a week, I’ve only just had a chance to do it. Please ignore the fact it’s almost completely irrelevant now the Games are … Continue reading

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Just… wow.

What a week it’s been! This Olympics has been fantastic for equestrian sport; on top of last week’s eventing team silver, the show jumpers took the team gold; the first time Britain’s done that for 60 years. I did get … Continue reading

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It’ll be all white

… and gold, of course. Yesterday’s results were brilliant; some people are calling it the biggest day for British sport ever – and what about Jessica Ennis? She came into the competition as Britain’s poster girl, with all the hype,  … Continue reading

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Castrating a wildebeest

Hands up who’s had a work meeting cancelled because the other person was castrating a wildebeest? Just me then 🙂 I was supposed to be watching tapirs be given ice lollies for a feature for the paper but yep – … Continue reading

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