How Plastic Integrates Without Disintegrating….

If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ll probably know that I started a vegetable patch a while back and that this organic vegetable project of mine was greatly expanded last year. I’m now co-running a vegetable patch that is actually quite substantial.

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One thing that you cannot miss if you do something like this are the plastic bits that sneak their way into your compost or those annoying remnants of broken pots,etc; that are hiding underneath the surface of the soil.

It is terrifying how difficult it is to remove this since plastic does integrate the only issue is that is doesn’t disintegrate, which leaves you with a bit of a nightmare if you seek to remove it.

Please throw your trash where it is supposed to be. 😦

This is what I found on the property where I live, it looks even worse when you walk along the countryside roads. People throw everything out of their car windows….

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This is the issue with plastic. Everything that is red in this picture should be removed. Good luck trying to clean up something like this.

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It ain’t my trash – but I’m picking it up anyway!

 

High Quality Boots For The Win!

Today I finally got myself new Timberland boots!

I’ve had the orange ones for 5 years and have been using them constantly. I can certainly testify that Timberland boots can take a serious beating!

I used them until they were completely worn out. If you look closely you can spot a hole in the orange boot to the left. They literally started taking in water, so they had to be replaced!

I highly recommend investing in a pair. They are waterproof, warm, have a good quality sole and are perfect for Northern European weather conditions, long walks, uneven terrain and mud.

When I got my very first pair of Timberlands I did not know that they also came in black. The new ones look really cool in my opinion and I cannot wait to start using them!

I’m a huge fan of proper boots! 

Getting wellies is a bad idea in comparison since they don’t shield you from the cold. With proper footwear you can keep on going until your legs cannot take it anymore!

Trust me! I walk for miles in horrible weather conditions!

They are also very easy to take off when going thru airport security due to the design. Trust me on this! You can wear them without tying them as you walk out of security before fastening them properly, which can also be done surprisingly quickly!

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A work of love – restoring our Victorian flat, at a stately home, in the Cotswolds.

We are selling our Cotswolds apartment! It can now be yours! Check it out & share!

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Three years ago, today,  I arrived at Brockhampton Park for a two-day visit. Somehow, I never left. I fell in love with this place the moment I saw it. But then again, who wouldn’t?

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This old, stately home, was converted to flats, some decades ago, after being used as a headquarter for a company for years. But long before that, it was the private home of several families, most notably Mr Rhodes, who built the wing we live in, the bridge and the lake, in addition to the summer house.  Originally, this was a much smaller country house, but over the centuries, new parts have been added. Nowadays it has 20 flats, communal halls and 12 acres of communal gardens, which includes a private little lake.

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The main staircase in the hallway was built in 1905, just like the wing we live in.

583818E1-BFCB-42EB-B40D-A30FE4698880Fast forward to 8 months after I arrived, and…

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When You Try To Grow Pumpkins….

I had this vision that I was going to grow pumpkins for Halloween…

I was not very successful.

This is all I got….and the pumpkin is rotten too. :/

I could only get one of them to grow, there was another one but it started to rot pretty quickly before it had even turned orange.

This whole “farming/prepping” business is not exactly easy.

Today I was scouting for nuts but not much is left.

The squirrels have been hopping around getting hold of anything edible, so I certainly felt like a comical creature when I was trying to get hold of nuts located high up in the trees.

If anyone had taken a photo of me I’m sure the resemblance between humans and our predecessors would have been striking…..

*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*

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Beautiful England <3

It’s not exactly ugly where I live! Here are some pictures from life in England 🙂

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Spring is coming!!!!!

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Hmm…..is this literally? 😮 

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The mist we have out here is amazing. 

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Throwback to when we had ice on the lake!!!

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Evidence that we actually had some snow here! 

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This guy has heard a lot of good guitar playing!