Monthly Archives: February 2014

Dead sheds, daffodils and shifting soil

An allotment expedition, dodging deluges, finds daffodils daring to stick their heads above ground. There is no need to dig for roots as they weren’t the only things standing out. The pounding  of rain has removed the lightly chalky soil and parsnips destined for dinner are poking up and  pecked. Alongside erosion of our soil, […]

Splash and dash – aquaplaning Brighton’s undercliff

Wave watching is a traditional Brighton pastime – we’ve had no shortage of splashing  spectaculars during this wet, wild winter. A very high tide arrived around lunchtime today, as columns of families and dogs ignoring or oblivious to advisories set forth for the Sunday seaside stroll. On calmer days Brighton’s undercliff presents a safe, sedate […]