I usually get out my soap box on International Women’s Day (8 March), but this year I could not let the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act pass without comment. It enfranchised some women (those over 30) and allowed women over the age of 21 to stand for parliament, but it was … More One hundred years of progress?
The more eagle-eyed amongst the regular visitors to the Croft Garden blog may have noticed that I have changed the page format and style, and some of you may have though that this was long overdue. My sentiments entirely, and I spent most of last year not quite getting round to it, which also applies … More All Change
Sorry late again, we had a visit from the Storm Hags yesterday.
At the start of each year I delude myself into thinking that this year, even though I’m still at the jam jar stage of flower arranging, each month I will make a contribution to Cathy’s IAVOM meme. If the weather had been less arctic, there would have been a reasonable chance of a very small posy … More In a vase on Monday – von Veltheim’s lily
The gales, ugly sons of the Ancient Screamer, began to send the snow. The waves, storm loving daughters of the sea, nursed by the mountains’ frost, wove and ripped against the foam. Edda. c.1220 – Snorri Sturiuson This has been the coldest winter for 8 years and although we have not experienced the severe storm … More Winter myths and magic