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Clueless with Claire

I have decided I’m somewhat flaky. I start things and when they don’t give me the results I was hoping for I give up. I know this to be a not so good part of my character. I like happiness. I like joyfulness. And I like results, People! I was ill last week (and I’m…

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Clueless with Claire: Pond Work

Today’s post should not strictly be called ‘Clueless with Claire’, more ‘Clueless with Gary’! Except that Gary has more clues than me. Hmmm, perhaps ‘Somewhat Clueful with Gary’? (Although spell check does not like that!). Whatever the case, this week’s post comes to you three days late and is all about Gary’s exploits in the…

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Clueless with Claire

Helloooo, welcome to my weekly post about someone (me) who doesn’t have any knowledge at all of gardening, relaying the enormous amount of fun she has killing off looking after all the plants in her garden. Okay, I shall return to speaking in first person now 🤪 This is my new bed at the beginning…

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Clueless with Claire

I keep nudging Gary in bed and telling him that secretly I think I have green fingers. He smiles at me condescendingly lovingly, as if to say, ‘bless her poor deluded heart...green fingers? Claire? Must be the best kept secret...ever!’. I am fearless! I guess fearless doesn’t necessarily mean good. But I think I have…

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Making Banana Skin Fertiliser

I had an enormous amount of fun using some old banana skins to make some banana skin fertiliser for my gardening endeavours. Gardening is my new passion. I think I have the potential to be quite green fingered... although right now they are more of a mouldy grey/green on account of the lichen branches I…

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Clueless with Claire

Oh, I’ve had so so so much fun this week, I hardly know where to start. The weather has improved somewhat and Gary and I have taken to having evening chats about the garden. We even took a few strolls around his work to take photos and get ideas of plants I’d like in my…

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Clueless with Claire

Hello, hello! Welcome to my new blogging series. No one is more surprised than me to find out that I enjoy gardening as much as I do. I love everything about it. I love being on my own with God, in the tiny, precious fraction of His creation Gary and I get to call our…

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Seasons of Joy: In the Garden

I need to pre-empt this post by warning that there are many many photos ahead, most of which look much like the one before. I am so excited by all I have achieved this week (marginally more than last week 😉) that I have captured each and every minor accomplishment in picture form. I took…

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When Daddy is Overwhelmed….

I think there is a lot of responsibility which falls onto a father's shoulders.  Paying the bills and keeping his family fed and warm; helping to teach the children all they need to know before adulthood; helping his son become a man; going to work day in and day out regardless of whether he wants…

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The Question of Being Hands Off with Teens

Things are changing in our home.  In less than six months we will be the proud parents of three thirteen year olds.  Over the past year the older children have morphed into three young people.  Gone are the wildly enthusiastic, easy going, happy go lucky three musketeers, who have brought such intense happiness to our…

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Our 2015 One Year Nature Study Plans

During 2013 and the beginning of 2014 we spent a whole 12 months carrying out a pond study.  It was a huge success and we found it so useful to be able to compare our pond from month to month; we also got to know the bird life so well they became like friends: We…

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