Radishes and pumpkin soup

One of the areas of academic work that many forget to acknowledge is downtime and the benefits of learning through downtime. I have enthusiastically attempted to cultivate african vegetables over the years and my success is nowhere near celebrity gardens but I daresay somewhat good considering one cannot plant and walk away. My poly tunnel is my quiet space and all too often I find myself in the back yard fiddling with the plants trying to keep things in tip top shape and sometimes mourning the death of something that was looking quite sprightly until unfriendly friendly bugs thought they would have a go first. But back to the radishes,.... well I planted them, and as sprouted I forgot to check the guide and I gave them the best love till they went to flower, so now I have radish seed pods but no radishes. Well that is not the goal of this post, the key goal was to highlight my...
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My pretty summer dress

The summer has taken its time this year, and it’s natural as a Brit to start off any musing with a moan. The forecast of better weather motivated me to pull out my fabric stash and tackle some DIY sewing. I had high hopes, the plan was to make a shift dress, skort and wrap skirt i ended up only making the dress for now it fits well and babushka my tailors dummy helped with fitting ...
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