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Showing posts from October, 2008

Snow? In October?

I'd been feeling chilly all day, thought I was being wimpy, maybe a bit tired after our trip to France. It hailed and thundered at about 7pm but I didn't think much of it. I just peered out the window and the garden has turned white. Ah well, it's good knitting weather...

Vive La Ballene

or long live the whale! We had a bit of time to kill at Gare du Lyon so went for a wander to stave off my jet lag after staying up all night. We found this whale made from Meccano outside the station.
I also spotted these Lions of Lyon which looked like they were vomiting flowers. So very French.


I compost. There are usually a few worms lurking under the lid. After being undisturbed for a few weeks the worms became adventurous. This is what greeted me this morning.

The garden has been a neglected this summer, due to the endless rain. It was a warm sunny morning so I had a quick tidy and discovered an avocado plant which had flourished from a discarded seed, complete with snails eggs. It will probably die now that I've righted the container it is in.

Harvest festival

Back from holiday and the fridge was bare. No fresh food in the flat. A trip to the farmers market was in order. Despite the pouring rain we bundled up our cotton carrier bags and puddle jumped round the corner to Islington Farmers Market.

For £14.50 we got

1 bag of spuds
1 bag of carrots
1 bunch of radishes
1 aubergine
2 butternut squash
3 huge corn on the cob
1 enormous gnarly celeriac which looks like something from an old Star Trek episode
1 bag of pears
2 bags of apples - Egremont russet and Royal Gala
1 bag of red onions
1 bunch of beetroot
3 pak choi
3 little gem lettuces
2 bunches of spinach
1 fennel


... COB NUTS!!!

Having missed these last year I've forgtton what to do with them. Watch this space...

A bargain. Also treated ourselves to 2 cheesy twists and some Hoxton Rye bread. All of which have disappeared.

I noticed the plant man had some cheery cyclamen and some pale blue pansies which would look rather fetching on my back windowsill, more colourful than the bolted radish pla…