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Bridget Blair
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Press Day at RHS Chelsea 2017
Every time I've been to Chelsea, it has always been hot. Driving through the countryside on Monday  to an early train, I could feel the promise of a scorcher. I was right. They say the sun shines on the righteous, and it was true. The garden designers and p...

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An arty afternoon at an open studio
I was up early last Saturday. Shopping - tick. Washing and ironing - tick. Gardening -tick. By three o clock, I was feeling virtuous, the afternoon was bathed in glorious sunshine, and a friend was opening her art studio as part of the Harborough Artists Cl...

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A day at RHS Malvern Spring Festival
It was a very early start on Thursday - I was off to Worcestershire for the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. As I sped down the M6 and M5, the sun was shining, I was singing along to songs on the radio, and there was that delightful sensation of anticipation. W...

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A day at RHS Malvern Spring Festival
It was a very early start on Thursday - I was off to Malvern for the RHS Spring Festival. As I sped down the M6 and M5, the sun was shining, I was singing along to songs on the radio, and there was that delightful sensation of anticipation. What gardens wou...

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Sunny days now the ash has gone...
When I last wrote about my lovely old ash tree in the garden, I was upset.... http://thinkingofthedays.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/the-day-storm-doris-came-to-my-garden.html Yes, this 142 year old tree had been part of the history of out cottage since 1875, and ...

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A day in a Leicestershire vineyard
A  sunny Sunday Spring afternoon in Leicestershire, and it was time to taste some wine.     I was at the Rothley Wine Estate in North Leicestershire for another visit to Liz Robson's vineyard along with other invited guests. Liz is a former lecturer at De M...

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A day of time travelling at Caerhays Castle
  On the last day of March, I went time travelling in Cornwall. I went back to the nineteen and twentieth centuries, and then forwards by about four or five weeks to early May 2017. It's true I can assure you. So how did I do it? I was on a one day only whi...

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A day celebrating Adrian Mole's 50th birthday
A week ago today I was standing outside the Charles Wilson Building  at the University Of Leicester  with award winning author Bali Rai who was vaping madly. We were there to celebrate the 50th birthday of a character in a book.  Now this wasn't just any ch...

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A day of singing to the rooftops
Last Sunday was a cold, grey rainy day, there were even hailstones at one stage. A day for staying in bed late, and spending a day at home being warm. That wasn't an option for quite a crowd of us who were gathering in St Lukes, a 13th century village churc...
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