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  • Rampant Inflation (in the Garden)

    The economy may be in decline, but our garden is exploding! This will be a short one, with a longer post to follow. The raised beds are completely bursting with life. The lone survivor courgette plant has started to produce delicious fruit, and is determined to take over the whole area. The pea plants have […]

  • VanMoof-ing Again? (X3 Edition)

    We’ll be starting the family cycle commute from next week, and what do you need for a cycle commute? You guessed it… I have written about my trials and tribulations involving my VanMoof S3 a few times but since the return-to-base repair, it has been dependable. I’ve put 350 miles on the clock (well, the […]

  • Summer Gardening

    The garden continues to flourish in the summer heat, and we’ve managed to survive despite our heat averse bodies. More Garden Action The heat has more than made up for my late start in the garden, and the raised beds are doing amazingly well. The one remaining courgette plant has finally started to produce fruit […]

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  • A(more)ica? Oregon City Edition

    Does that work? Well it will have to do. It’s time for more from the states. I confess that my motivation to write is fairly low at least in part due to contracting covid-19 for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Oregon City Right at the end of the Oregon Trail lies […]

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  • Portland(ia)

    We were a tad busy and I didn’t get round to much writing in the last few days of the holiday. Portland I’m biased. I really enjoy the city of Portland. It has problems that need addressed in a constructive way including homelessness and rough sleeping (although it doesn’t rank close to some of the […]

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  • Leaving Whidbey

    Yes, this time I’m writing in Salem, Oregon after a fun filled week and a bit. We made the journey down from Whidbey Island last Thursday stopping at a few places along the way. Port Townsend From Whidbey Island we got the ferry across to Port Townsend. Ordinarily this would have been less dramatic, but […]

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  • Whidbey, An American Dream

    Sitting with a cup of coffee with half and half looking out over the Saratoga passage, there’s no better place to be. Whidbey Island is located a few hours up from Seattle in Washington state. It’s an idyllic forest haven mostly populated with retirees and holiday homes, with a few towns scattered along it’s length. […]

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