Autumn in the Garden – reconnecting the inner with the outer

Many of us feel uncomfortable with climate change and the depletion and poisoning of our natural resources, but equally, we often feel powerless and unsure how to change this situation. I believe one reason for this is that through ‘civilisation’, and the (necessary) growth of materialism we have lost our natural instinctive connection to nature.…

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APRIL RECIPE: CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

This recipe is a great Easter dessert – you could decorate with mini eggs, or if the kids have been given too many easter eggs and you want to use up some of the chocolate (Shhhhh). Biscuit base 200g biscuits of your choice (I used a mix of hobnobs and digestives – gluten free digestives…

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Rose Pruning – No Pain, No Gain

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”  – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, (The Little Prince) The rose, with its tender and beautiful flowers, but surrounded by sharp, harsh thorns appears in accounts from all of the world’s major cultures and religions as a symbol of love at work…

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Stars for March 2021

Pisces: 18 February – 19 March There is a lovely dreamy, loved-up, creative week starting up on 12th at the new moon in your sign so really luxuriate in that. But is also clashes with the ‘big stuff’ out there in the cosmos where times are indeed changing but in ways that are still very…

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Technology Tips: Goodbye to Analogue Phones!

The march of digital technology continues as BT counts down the days to the end of analogue telephone lines.  What is it, why and what difference does it make?  Come with me… The hoary copper wires that have carried telephone and broadband for so many years are becoming rather pricey to maintain, not to mention…

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The Garden in February – the Light Returns

As we move into the month of February with its often bitter and cold weather gardeners might ask the questions: will Winter ever end? will our gardens ever be green again? will it ever change or will it stay dark forever? However if we look closely at nature, the signs of awakening are all around:…

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Technology Tips: Online Privacy

Privacy seemed to take a huge step forward with GDPR.  While you now see cookie warnings on every site you visit like some weird graffiti welcome, your privacy is still hotly contested.   Protecting your online privacy is… remarkably difficult.  The privacy obstacle course is in three main parts: getting online; finding things; and visiting…

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