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Exploring the local area - Sunderland

I’ve recently moved up back up to Newcastle upon Tyne for work, but before I start my new job I have a week off which I have decided to spend exploring the local area – something I didn’t really do the first time I was up here. 564 more words


into the heart of the city

Morning guys!

The other day we had a training day, and I thought it was about time for me and an old friend to have a good catch up. 119 more words

4 fights added to BAMMA 19 card

BAMMA have announced 4 bouts that will appear on the preliminary card on March 28th. The promotions first trip to Blackpool will see the historic Winter Gardens venue hosting plenty of North West talent. 366 more words


Review of Carol Klein's 'Wild flowers. Nature's own to garden grown.'

I was reading this with an eye on mentions of plants suitable for calcareous soils, and found a surprising number. Counting my markers, I find 12 different groups of plants with a specific liking for ‘alkaline’ soils are discussed: an unusually high proportion for a generalist book and these aren’t just mentions, they’re discussions. 370 more words

Hand-me-down Sunshine

borrowed shapes





above earth,


like stems,



to a glass






for faces
they will never see.

Creative Writing

Enjoying February flowers

Seeing with awe that parts of the US are experiencing -40\deg\C in a cold snap that isn’t quite reaching across the Atlantic to us…enjoying the sunshine while it lasts today with a few spring flowers.

Wild at heart: Houseplants unleashed at Wisley

Houseplants can get a bad rep as limp dust-collectors your Grandma lines up along her dining room windowsill. But when you walk into the Wisley Glasshouse, part of the… 340 more words

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