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Rain Wreaking Havoc – Mr Digwell

Where does it come from, all this rain? Our village has been flooded a number of times in the last month, and billions (literally) of small stones about the size of a walnut have been washed out from the ancient quarries, up on the moors and have crashed into our gardens and messed them completely. The council have been out clearing the mess for days and there is more rain to come!

All that is nothing compared to my missing my old friends this summer. Let me explain.

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Lorna’s torch relay
Lorna McArdle Olympic Torch Relay Support U
Some of the Primrose Team at Lorna’s torch party.

On Tuesday the Primrose team lined the rainy streets in Reading to see Lorna run (jog? walk?) with the Olympic torch as the first torchbearer in our town. Avid readers of this blog of course already know that we were preparing for it last week and Lorna was even featured in the local paper with us.

She was chosen to be a torchbearer for the fantastic work she had been doing in the local LGBT community by supporting Reading Pride for ten years with six of those years as the chair. In March 2011 she was one of the founders of the charity Support U.

We had a great time and it was fantastic to support Lorna, as well as see the torch. What a brilliant experience!

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She spends most of her time reading about a variety of interesting facts, such as oddly named Canadian towns, obscure holidays and unusual gardening.

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The Summertime Blues

It’s raining again here in Cheshire (will it ever stop?), and I’m gazing through the window at my sodden garden, watching the slugs and snails slithering out from their hiding places (do they really think I can’t spot them?) and willing the sun to come out instead! But when I’m feeling blue, then all I need to do is take a look at my favourite summer flowers (or at least, photos of them) and, you’ve guessed it, they’re blue too!

I thought it might be fun (and it sure beats doing the ironing) to compile a “Top Ten” of summer flowering blues. It’s a tough choice deciding which flowers to include, but here we go, in reverse order:
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