The Creative Gardener III – Mel Morton

After the recent hedge-cutting incident, I’ve turned my attention to the woefully neglected back garden, thankful for the privacy its sheltered location offers me. A place in which, hidden from the watchful eyes of the neighbours, I can garden in peace. And where to my absolute horror, I discovered a situation far more disastrous, far …

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The Creative Gardener II – Mel Morton

It occurred to me during the week, that perhaps, I should also have mentioned that I am an impulsive gardener. An impulsive person; who will simply not allow any sensible planning of a task or logical application to get in the way of my momentary burst of enthusiasm, for doing something now. Not in a …

The Creative Gardener I – Mel Morton

To begin, and before we start gardening, let me just say up front that I am not a gardener. Not a traditional, week-in-week-out, ‘can recite all plant names on sight,’ sort of gardener, anyway. Just the other week, I purchased a sachet of fresh rosemary from my local supermarket, for the herby roast potatoes I …

Rugby – Not Just A Man’s World by Lauren Marriner

I was asked to write about Women’s Rugby after revealing that it is one of my past- times on my mini bio. I do not see myself as an oracle on the subject but it’s something I enjoy and devote a small amount of my spare time to - like sacrificing my Sunday mornings for …

The Spirit of Seville – Francesca Vitale

Seville is the 4th biggest city in Spain after Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, and is the artistic, cultural and financial capital of the South. January and February are the coolest months of the year, with minimum average temperatures of 5.2°C (41°F), but compared to the bitter cold and snow Britain has recently been experiencing, it …

Radio Review – David Lane and Justina Chlad

BBC Radio 1- Review show with Nihal (Tuesday, 9.00pm- 60mins) Highly entertaining show that brings new releases of different music and new celebrity guests each week- that you will definitely know! The show uses an interactive rating system with both panel and listeners a like deciding on the best new release. Get involved and text …