Month: June 2012

June 30, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished JAG in Space by Jack Campbell and gave it 3 stars http://t.co/AeqbCQB

June 29, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished JAG in Space: Rule of Evidence by Jack Campbell and gave it 5 stars http://t.co/fwnGaSm

June 28, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished JAG in Space: Burden of Proof by Jack Campbell and gave it 4 stars http://t.co/qMFj6Tc

June 25, 2012

A while back I posted about the Sleepweaver, a new kind of cloth CPAP mask. I definitely found it interesting, but gave up using it for two reasons. Firstly, there is only one size, and I found it a little small, although that didn’t stop…

June 25, 2012

As those of you who know me will know, I hang out on a couple of BBQ forums. Generally speaking they are a source of good information, but there are two kinds of posters who I find frustating. 1) Someone who comes on asking for…

June 25, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished JAG in Space: A Just Determination by Jack Campbell and gave it 4 stars http://t.co/rMBeUzV

June 24, 2012

The subject of a levy on disposable plastic carrier bags has come up again, in an attempt to reduce the number used. The Scottish Parliament is planning a consultation on the idea of a 5p tax per bag. Cameron would like to follow suit, but…

June 23, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished The Lost Fleet Beyond the Frontier – Invincible by Jack Campbell and gave it 5 stars http://t.co/7wek28G

June 23, 2012

Comedian Jimmy Carr has been in the news this week, due not so much to revelations that he benefited from a tax loophole that saw him pay 1% tax on earnings reported as 3 million a year; but more due to Prime Minister David Cameron…

June 22, 2012

I have just harvested the last of my broad beans. The plants were beginning to die off, and had attracted some kind of aphid. However, the beans themselves, once podded, were fine. I now have a large bowl of beans – probably enough for a…

June 20, 2012

I have half a trough of garlic growing, and I have been impatient to see what it was doing beneath the soil. I have seen varying advice on when to harvest it – some books say wait until the leaves above ground are all brown, other resources say “plant on the shortest day and harvest on the longest”.

As the longest day is tomorrow, I decided to pull one up. I think it looks quite impressive.

I’m going to leave the rest in the earth until the leaves do all go brown, as I think our rainy summer may have made a bit of a difference.

I’ve been promising more photographs of the garden, so below the cut are some up-to-date ones.

June 17, 2012

Managed to do quite a bit in the garden today. The plan was to do it yesterday, and perhaps head over to see today, but Saturday got rained off. Anyway, the garden is now looking a bit tidier. Several weeds had started in my gravel…