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There’s a rose in my garden which looks like a raspberry ripple ice cream. The Rosa Ferdinand Pichard is a thing of beauty and makes me smile every time I walk past it.Read the full story..
There’s a card on my wall which sums me up perfectly. A present from my sister, it reads: ‘She just couldn’t behave herself with cheese.’Read the full story..
A few weeks ago I discovered a sensory garden in Southport’s Hesketh Park. It was largely overgrown but, through the mass of unruly vegetation, I could see there was a wealth of foraging delights. I decided to return at peak flowering season knowing it would make identification easier.Read the full story..
It’s odd how your priorities change as you get older. In my younger days I lived in London with access to a communal garden. I was content to wander round, cats in tow, safe in the knowledge that someone else would mow the grass and sort out the weeds.Read the full story..
It’s been an eventful couple of years. Now I’m settled, for the time being at least, it felt like a good time to return to my roots – foraging. The cost-of-living crisis won’t have escaped anyone’s attention. Food prices in particular have risen astronomically and it’s no surprise that people are struggling to make ends meet, with some skipping meals and using food banks to get by.Read the full story..
We’re now at the point where the video games age has accumulated a history that stretches back across generations.Read the full story..
Back when Doctor Who was first heading to TV screens in 1963, there was a behind-the-scenes intention for it to provide improving, semi-educational content about science and history for young viewers.Read the full story..
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