Multi talented

Multi talented

Barry Bucknell would have been proud of me today. Now unless you are of a certain age that name will mean little or nothing to you. Barry is credited as being a pioneer of the DIY boom in the 60’s and 70’s, when he presented TV shows demonstrating how the...
Horror show

Horror show

I have to say that I didn’t see that coming. I had convinced myself that England would have too much guile and flair for South Africa, and that it would be a comfortable victory. What happened in reality was that the Springboks played a very smart game, and just...
Sunshine after the rain

Sunshine after the rain

What a treat it was to have a day of unbroken sunshine after a prolonged spell of pretty miserable conditions; a lovely way to welcome in GMT. Have you managed to alter all of your clocks and devices? Don’t you find that some are easier than others? In fact some...
Dunce!

Dunce!

I must not use that when I should use who I must not use that when I should use who I must not use that when I should use who I must not use that when I should use who Phew, thank goodness that those 100 lines are out the way. I was taken to task after writing last...
Sweet but destructive

Sweet but destructive

I told you last week that the voles had been at my young lettuce plants; well on Monday when I planted them out in the greenhouse I had a tally-up, and it was worse than I had thought. Of 230 plants, only 90 survived. And once I had removed the lettuces from the...

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