Author Archives: SAM2.0

About SAM2.0

You'll want me on your team for the Zombie Apocalypse.

Small Things

My sister sent me some photos of a couple of hedgehogs she and the kids saw tonight, near their house, and says I can use them here. I have never seen ‘my’ hedgehog early enough to get anything but the … Continue reading

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Some things just will not die.

Take the polytunnel tomatoes, for example. They’ll never win prizes, but I admire their tenacity at surviving the year. I’ve decided to turn it into a sauce and, quite literally, bottle it. (There are so few that it’ll be taking the … Continue reading

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I Can Be Bought With Flowers

If I met whomever invented the hand-tied bouquet, or the inventor of the collapsible vase, I’d snog them full on the mouths. Seriously, if you’re as rubbish as I always have been with flowers, whilst simultaneously really liking them, the … Continue reading

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Even More Music For Doing Stuff

I am recently re-immersing myself in music, after a break of several months, and since I’m starting to do stuff once more, it’s about time that I updated my anthology, which combines the two. Hozier’s lovely Take Me To Church is a … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Sun(flower)

I went to the allotment and assisted (held things) while someone who knows about these things taught me how to make a rectangular or square raised bed.* The wooden slats I saved from my old bed have now come together … Continue reading

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Using Home-Grown Tomatoes: Roast Tomato Sauce

Having planted 12 tomato plants this year in grow bags and ring culture pots around my garden, I’ve been picking a lot of tomatoes recently. The two main varieties I’ve grown are Gardener’s Delight and Moneymaker. The former provides loads of large … Continue reading

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Red Onion Marmalade

Last year I made my first ever foray into preserving, with a rather nice caramelised red onion chutney. I say “rather nice”, but at the time (a month after I made it) I wasn’t totally convinced. My daughter and her … Continue reading

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