Sunday, 31 July 2011

Mary came to stay

Mary visited us. She helped out in my allotment (did most of the work), we fired up the cob oven for the first time, she designed the outdoor kitchen area (awesome drawing skills), and then we went bat detecting in the woods. We saw soprano pips, noctule, serotine (I think), and lots of daubenton's over the river on the way back.

Elderflower champagne I made a few weeks back

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Against 2.

"The pessimistic, sceptical and narrow views of the English public, who stupidly adore the pretty-pretty, the commonplace, the soft, the sweet, and mediocre, the sickly revivals of medievalism, the Garden Cities with their curfews and artificial battlements, the may-pole Morris dances, aestheticism, Oscar Wilde, the Pre-Raphaelites, Neo-primitives and Paris."

Tuesday, 26 July 2011


The garden is looking pretty. We weren't going to plant anything this year, instead rest it because it's very low in nutrients. But I caved and planted stuff anyway.

The cabin

This is at the allotment a few weeks ago