April reading list

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The Road, Cormac McCarthy. Post-apocalyptic father-son journey tale. Brilliant idea not name the event that sparks the end of the world. The plot is set after and so who cares? Reads like a classic 5/5.

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley. Science fiction critique of society with its dehumanizing technologies. Despite being written in 1931 it has relevant topics 4/5.

The girl who played with fire, Stieg Larsson. Ridiculous, didn't finish 2/5.

Laura Marling

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Only 20 and probably the best British female folk singer-songwriter.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZxqBXax6Aw?wmode=transparent]

Running from Camera

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Why didn't I think of that?

Hops - April

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Nearly ready for pruning.


Allotment update April

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Sowed yellow courgettes, gherkins, cucumbers and potted up the tomatoes.??

Put up a mini greenhouse in the week, and it's now full of seeds.

Most of the potatoes are in. Got a large bag and two small bags to fill an unused patch. Pink fir apple and kestrel.

Established hops are going well. They really love the warm weather.

Mark has gone hop mad and has ordered me another batch of rhizomes of different sorts. I need to think of places to plant them. Maybe in large containers against one of the apple trees.



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Walked through the park today, got a few snaps.

We don't have much of a park, it's not very metropolitan as in people confuse it for a place to dump shopping trolleys, so there is not much to see. The council are wasting money on it right now to show they care, like something straight out of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, anything they do will go into disrepair and be left till someone complains in the paper.


Hop Rhizomes

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Planted four??cascade hop rhizomes in two??hills.????

Rainy week

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There's no allotment update this week. It has rained all week and I thought it was too cold to plant potatoes. <rant> The council have gone fence mad. I think they will fence up my plot from my grandparents house which looks out onto the allotments. I may have to jump a fence soon unless I can think of something better (wink wink). I'm really getting fed up of persons-or-authority whether that be the landowner next door smashing my apple tree to bits to put a fence up or the council wasting money on an already secured boundary, just generally walking over me and my plot like shit. </rant>

Instead of going to the plot I spent the day finishing Cormac McCarthy's The Road -amazing post-apocalyptic fable, trying to write, drinking coffee, watching Have I got news for you, and listening to folk on blip.fm.

The Tallest Man on Earth - I Want You (bob dylan)
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