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A blog about our move from Wales to the Silver Coast in 2014 and subsequent attempts to build an organic garden, make lovely things and create a new, less hectic life. More Info

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Moving On: Life in the Slow Lane

Moving On: Life in the Slow Lane

Too Hot To Handle

August 9, 2015 by MummaDoc

There’s not been a lot of action in the garden over the past couple of weeks.  We haven’t had any proper rain for many many weeks and it’s hot too,… Read more…

Every Day Is An Adventure

July 26, 2015 by MummaDoc

It’s been an unusual couple of weeks.  As is their wont, the demands of domesticity have been intruding upon my life. This was mainly due to two things; FF going… Read more…

It’s not ALL sunshine and roses y’know….

July 12, 2015 by MummaDoc

I think it likely that my life here in Portugal and the way I harp on about it probably gets on people’s nerves a bit.  It must be a little… Read more…

Categories: Uncategorised

Fruits of My Labour

July 5, 2015 by MummaDoc

Another scorcher of a week, with fortunately not a lot of hard graft necessary in the garden, so it’s mainly been spent watching tomatoes ripen,  being mesmerised by bumble bees… Read more…

Categories: General, Uncategorised

It’s a bean feast!

June 28, 2015 by MummaDoc

It’s been a scorcher of a week. I’m not complaining but it’s hard to do much but loll about when it’s so hot, and even the garden goes all floppy… Read more…

Slugs, Snails and Puppy Dog’s Tails

June 21, 2015 by MummaDoc

Spring is such a busy time in the garden. This spring in particular, with a new garden and a different climate to contend with, I’ve found it hard to keep… Read more…

A Morning In The Life of a Menopausal Gardener

May 18, 2015 by MummaDoc

Have breakfast. Morning mosey around the garden.  Notice tomatoes need tying to stakes. Decide to do it immediately. Head to the kitchen to get key to shed.  On  way stop… Read more…

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

May 4, 2015 by MummaDoc

I realise it’s a bit of a cliché but I don’t know how I ever had the time to go to work.  For the past couple of months I’ve been… Read more…

Friend or Foe?

March 28, 2015 by MummaDoc

Creating a garden in our new Portuguese home has presented me with some new creature discomforts, as well as many of the more familiar ones. There are critters in this… Read more…

Categories: General, Pests

When Life Hands You Lemons….

February 26, 2015 by MummaDoc

  People get their kicks in all sorts of ways. Sex. Drugs. Studying the weather forecast. I’ve tried most things at least once (*raises eyebrow*), but for me one of… Read more…

Categories: Alchemy, General