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As a small time gardener still trying to find out what I can grow and what I can’t there are a certain amount of disappointments. However having some bruschetta made with home grown garlic, onions, basil and tomatoes smothered across some fresh bread I’ve baked tastes awesome, and yeah makes me feel a little smug too.



Twisted chili


I set up some prewritten blog posts on my iPad that we’re supposed to automatically post to my blog, but as none of them are here I think it’s safe to say it didn’t work.

Instead here is a picture of a home grown twisted chili. I can’t help but think that ‘twisted chili’ sounds like a shitty high school band name, so I’m off to google to find out if anyone has been bizarre enough to name their band with that , if so they can have the pic for their next album cover.

Garden spider

I found this little guy basking in the morning sun, having been bothered by wasps yesterday in the garden, I’m glad to have him here, keeping the wasps at bay. Image

10km done

I ran my first and probably last 10km race of the year at the weekend and I’m still a bit sore off the back of it.

I had started the year with the idea of running a 10k in my mind but as the hours at work piled up and the hours of training dropped off it stared to look like it wasn’t going to happen. Then somewhat out of the blue a local race popped up and I had my arm twisted into taking part.

I’m glad I did, and although my time was some way of a Mo Farah record I was happy enough to cross the line without collapsing.

I am similar to the dwarf in lord of the rings in that I’m wasted in the longer pursuits, although he claimed to be an excellent sprinter, and I’m not that either. I’m a guy who drinks to much beer to have a completely sedate lifestyle, I need something to keep the extra tires from forming around my waist, and I’d rather run badly than give up beer!


I ended up only being home for around 72hrs before I was off again but I’m now back home and here just in time to try and save my first ever crop of garlic.

I’ve only dug one up so far (I was eager to see how it had come along) but used it in dinner tonight. I know have to learn how to cure the rest so I can keep using it through out the year.

Pretty tasty so far.


The road home

After what seems like an eternity I’m on the way home.

I’m not entirely sure why this trip has made me want to get home so much, it’s not been that bad, in fact it’s been pretty good but I think the bottom line is a need some time switched off from work just hanging out with friends, with my dog and most importantly my girlfriend.

My eagerness has just been out into action when I tried to board the wrong flight. I’m due to take off in 20mins and people were boarding at my gate so I, without much thought (a fact I blame on the early hour and the lack of coffee) I joined the line like a sheep. Turns out because I’m at the arse end of nowhere these small planes take 5 mins to fill up and mine is up next.

So I’m back sitting waiting for the first of my 4 flights wondering if there is any beer in the fridge for when I get home.

Tooth issues

I am still too remote to get to a dentist for a while and I broke one of my teeth on a piece of crackling yesterday. I’m not in agony at the moment but I have a strong fear that its only a matter of time….

I love crackling, the salty fatty goodness that is anything but actually good for you, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to look at it the same way again.

I’m off to do some preemptive searching for pain killers.

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