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Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

16 Comments CherryPie on May 16th 2010

Our friends never flatter.
They praise only the qualities we have.

…From a Thousand Paths to friendship by David Baird…

22 Comments CherryPie on Feb 7th 2010

…humour or thoughtlessness
Last week one of the girls at work was commenting that the youngest member of our team will soon be turning 20. Then she went on to remark that she was old enough to be his mother and I was old enough to by his grandmother. I know I have joked in [...]

24 Comments CherryPie on Jan 25th 2010

Originally Darwin tried to rear tropical plants within a plant case that he had bought for the drawing room. Unfortunately the plant case was too small and some of the more exotic blooms failed, so he erected a hothouse.
In the early 1860s, he erected a hothouse alongside the green house in the kitchen garden [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 20th 2010

On the way back from my trip to Kent last October I met up with friends at Down House, the home of Charles Darwin from 1842 until his death in 1882.
The experience was not as enjoyable as the other places I had been visiting and at first I couldn’t quite put my finger on what [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 19th 2010

Knole is the home of the Sackville family and was the childhood home of Vita Sackville-West and she loved it with a passion. The house passed down through the male line of the family so due to a technicality Vita was unable to inherit the house:

‘Sissinghurst and and St Loup are my spiritual [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jan 18th 2010

I think with all the snow and chilliness that we have been having recently I need to remind everyone of warmer days.  We do have more snow forecast overnight, but we have been told we couldn’t use that as an excuse for missing the last session of our Business Excellence Course at work (not that [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 12th 2010

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