All Posts Tagged with "Council"

Mar 23
2012

A good bushman

The fallen wych elm on our allotment is attracting attention. It’s close to the fence at one end, so passing male dogs can pee on it. Male men would probably like to do the same. But convention dictates that they can only eye it and ask questions. What happened to your tree?’ asks one. His […]

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Jan 10
2012

High winds

It’s often windy up here in Yorkshire, but one night the blustering in our attic bedroom gets so bad it’s impossible to sleep.

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Aug 16
2010

Might drop dead tomorrow

An allotment regulation has been sticking in Dad’s craw.  Clause 11.2 says that tenancy ends ‘on 1 January in the year next after the death of the Tenant.’ ‘Well, I’ll probably stagger on till the end of the year,’ he said as we sat looking at the contract back in June. ‘It’s still worth going […]

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Jul 22
2010

Water

There’s one thing you can rely on when you’re camping in Wales. Bwrw glaw. Or as we call it in England, rain. Last week, as Mr MS and I sat in various Welsh fields watching water pour glutinous down the windows of our camper van, it was with a strange mixture of feelings that I […]

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Jun 30
2010

Do not cut down this tree

I am away from home for a few nights. When I leave, there are two trees on the allotment. When I come back, there are one and a half. It’s no surprise. Over the past fortnight, in every gap in conversation (and even when there hasn’t been a gap) Dad has said, ‘I’ve been thinking […]

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