Author Archives: james

Swimming, 30th September 2021

Today I had a much better session than I’ve had for some time. I had to skip a couple of reps, but otherwise my times were pretty close to the speed I was getting before I dropped my rest interval … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 29th September 2021

Yesterday I noticed that a couple of seedlings in the greenhouse were looking a bit nibbled, so this morning I went out on a slug hunt. I was going to catch a big one. I’m not scared 🙂 I didn’t … Continue reading

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Swimming, 28th September 2021

Ah, well, so today it all went a bit Pete Tong 🙁 I actually felt so tired that I just couldn’t swim very fast at all. Possibly yesterday’s session took a bit much out of me, or I didn’t get … Continue reading

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Swimming, 27th September 2021

Woohoo! Today was actually my first really good session for some time. All my reps, both 50m and 25m were probably within 0.5s of where I know I’m capable of. That makes me feel so much better. Here’s hoping that … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 26th September 2021

Today I harvested all the remaining sweetcorn and froze the cobs. The stalks I twisted out of the ground and after hacking off the roots with a billhook (they obviously went straight into the compost) I shredded the stalks and … Continue reading

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Swimming, 24th September 2021

Ok, so today was a complete mess. The school session before our lane-swimming session didn’t even end until we were supposed to be in the water and then they had problems with the ropes and we were over ten minutes … Continue reading

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Swimming, 23rd September 2021

Another slightly improved session today. If I can keep this up then I make be back to where I was a month ago some time next week.

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Extreme composting?

I saw this piece on the BBC website today. The comments from 2:20 to the end amused me, particularly as it’s something I’ve joked about with my daughter. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-58587691

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No dig diary, 21st September 2021

I seem to have spent the last couple of weeks madly doing stuff and not feeling as though I have a huge amount to show for it. Not sure why. On a non-gardening front I do at least have a … Continue reading

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Swimming, September 21st 2021

Another no-so-bad session. They’re coming a bit more regularly now, so I hope I’m going to get back to where I was a few weeks back.

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