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On the Sofa: Getting Steamy!

With temperatures getting too high for gardening again I hunker down at home……and get even hotter! I’m pressing linens and chatting about a conversation with a garden friend which gave me a bit of a light-bulb moment. Plus….a little TMI moment at the end that gets me even more steamy.

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On the Sofa: Chatty Catch-Up.

With all the watering and garden time recently it feels like an age since I had a chatty catch-up with you…..so while we’re sweltering again I thought we could all do with a time out, maybe with a chilled drink….or ice-lolly, for a natter.

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: Preparing for harvests & preparing to leave the garden.

It’s a chatty one as I work. The focus over the last few weeks has been very much on getting the garden planted and keeping it alive with lots of watering….as a result the shed is a chaotic mess. It needs a good sort out and tidy up in readiness for the harvests to come so today I am cracking into that task…..and while I am at it I begin the process of preparing to leave the garden.

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A postcard from…..Kent. Aunty Teapot’s last trip.

A special couple of days away as I meet up with my sister to collect Aunty Teapot and take her on her last trip. We start in Kent in Teapot’s home town of Westgate-on-Sea before heading to Whitstable (also on the sea), then some time in Canterbury (with a visit to the Cathedral) before heading north…..we have a stop off in Essex at the lovely RHS garden at Hyde Hall where I leave my sister to come back to London…..my sister will carry on north to take Aunty Teapot to her final resting place in beautiful North Yorkshire.

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Beyond Frugal: A low spend year. Gifting.

Continuing with our challenge of having a low (or even no) spend year; today I’m tackling the tricky subject of gifting. I say tricky because gifting invariably involves other people……and they may not be on the same page as you regarding spending. Let’s get stuck in.