The end of Christmas

My family is endearingly crazy. ?I told them that I would do all the Christmas cooking and baking and they'd have to clean up. ?So they arrived bang on time: ? with washbuckets, cloths, ?rubber gloves, aprons and cleaning goods.?"That eco stuff you use doesn't...

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It is Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS??????????? Oh how I love this day.? I spend time looking at the garden which is delightful:? enough snow but lots of space out there for birds to swoop in and still get berries and seeds.?I have the luxury of a kitchen to myself...

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sort of getting to be Christmas

I have derelict in my duties this week because like everyone else I got caught up in the Christmas pressure. You wonder why we do this to ourselves and then comes a day like this. I Hear Music is playing fantastic versions of Christmas Carols...

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Felling street trees

We've had scrappy snow, rain, snow, rain and? now we have ice. Just to add to the misery, the city guys are about to cut down a Norway maple. Huge bloody ancient thing that almost demolished the neighbour's house in an earlier storm. It's got...

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The Christmas tree

I finally went out and chose the Christmas tree yesterday. I go to Fiesta Farms (200 Christie Street) because they have a?phenomenal?choice and I love the way they display the trees. They hang them so you can see the shape all the way around.?And John...

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Ontario Rock Garden Society

Life comes dished out in delicious, if small, doses of joy. ?Just when I thought it was all misery (let's see the windows are being replace after months of waiting on this the coldest day of the year so far), ?the Ontario Rock Garden Society...

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Vita, Virginia and Sissinghurst

What a week. I want to thank Pol for pointing out that I'd forgotten the word gardens in my last blog. Pol is faithful but I don't know where her comments are because I've spent so much time removing spam I might have removed her...

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