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No dig diary, 24th July 2021

Looking last night at the forecast for today it was heavy rain all day with thunderstorms this afternoon. I didn’t therefore feel compelled to drag myself out of bed particularly early, but when I did so found that it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Swimming, 23rd July 2021

It could be time to take the rubber ducks and bubble bath to the pool 🙂 Another warm day, another slog through the set, though mostly it wasn’t quite as bad as yesterday speed-wise, though I had to skip a … Continue reading

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Swimming, 22nd July 2021

No improvement in the pool temperature yet, and another slog through the session just trying to do the reps somehow. It wasn’t pleasant, and my pace was well off what I was swimming only a few days ago. Now, of … Continue reading

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A new toy for the garden

Today a new toy arrived 🙂 In a crate, even. It’s a big toy. I’ve been thinking we need a decent size shredder/chipper for a while, but couldn’t really justify the cost. We have a lot of material that’s just … Continue reading

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A new swim timer for USRPT

My finger stopwatch stopped working during today’s session and I had to swap to a spare, but I decided to order a new one. The current timer is the yellow Sportcount model which just works as a simple stopwatch, but … Continue reading

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Swimming, 20th July 2021

Another with a very warm pool. No improvement from yesterday at all. Just another slog through the set at a relatively slow pace 🙁

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Swimming, 19th July 2021

All is not well at the sports centre. Today the pool was far warmer than usual — 31°C according to the lifeguards. That was way too hot to swim hard and all of us in the fast lane struggled to … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 18th July 2021

Today I stripped the pea plants of the last of their pods. In the end there were far more than I expected. Shelling them was pretty tedious, but they’re now all in the freezer. The space the plants occupied will … Continue reading

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Swimming, 16th July 2021

I wrote that yesterday’s session felt quite good though I had no concrete way to judge as my stopwatch, err, stopped. Permanently. Fortunately I have a spare (a spare spare in fact, as my son was using my first spare) … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 15th July 2021

This morning I made up a temporary drying rack for the onions by laying some 15mm mesh plastic netting over a large piece of weldmesh. This is all of the onions I lifted yesterday. I think I’m going to need … Continue reading

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