Sunday, 30 September 2012

Allotment Geekery

The allotment has been ticking along quite nicely recently, next Saturday will be the first day since March that we can have bonfires at the allotment so we've been clearing down the spent veg and weeds. 

The celeriac hasn't been doing that well so I'm trying home made cloches to give them a hand.  The chewed up swedes to the left were a donation from Malcolm across the way, they're being eaten by caterpillars at the moment so I've turned all hunter/gatherer and brandish the hoe like a spear and cut the little feckers in half.  Don't judge me, my step-father-in-law goes out at night with a torch and a pair of scissors and cuts slugs in half.  Yeah, you heard me.

And finally... I accidentally grew some parsnips, long story really but hey here they are in their ugly glory!

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Sunday, 16 September 2012

One Hundred Thousand Welcomes

Poor neglected blog, I've been off having fun in Dublin!  When I say fun I actually mean work.  I've been attending a conference for the last week.  I'm a little ashamed to say I have never been to Ireland before, I'm even more ashamed to say it's only a one hour flight from Exeter.

Oh and the other thing is, I hate flying.  Hate it.  I had to chuck rescue remedy gummy stars (made for kids) down my neck every ten minutes just to get through the experience, but hey I made it to the other side and when we arrived there was an impressive rainbow over the airport.

The European influence is clear, and there has been a lot of development including the conference centre we were attending:

And of course there was Guinness... my colleague was drinking it for the medicinal iron content, uh huh.

All too soon it was time to go, the return flight was fine, I may not be comfortable flying but it was a lot better second time around, might have to book a few weekend trips...

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