Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Over the hill someone approaching




Under the hill
blackberries ripening



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  1. Lovely, reminds me of when the kids were young and we always went blackberrying at the beginning of September, I used to tie string around the tops of jam jars for them to fill. Good old days. I notice that the blackberries seem to ripen a lot sooner these days but then the seasons are messed up, right?
    Briony
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    1. A friend of mine has a theory that the sun is stronger, that is to say hotter, than it was a few decades ago. Or maybe the wild plants know something . . .
      We've just made some apple vinegar. The apples, not many and mostly windfalls, are smaller, less juicier than normal, and early.
      Germans have recently been warned not eat eggs. Belgium has know about the bad egg problem for at least a couple of months. The EU says nobody told the EU Commission and the EU is very sorry the public was not been warned earlier. Can't figure that?

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    2. My Grandson has just told me to watch the programme 'cowspiracy'. I did watch some of it and knew a lot of what it tells. He's 26 and worries so much about the state of the world and global warming etc. He reckons he's going to go vegan.

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    3. How sad. Please enlighten him that we are being duped and not to believe all that he is told.

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    4. I don't think the film is here yet, but I will look out for it. There's a trailer on YouTube.

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    5. Hi Rachel, yes I realise this but it's hard to convince the young.

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  2. Off picking this week to make bramble jelly for winter :o).

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  3. Lots of blackberries to come. Will gather and eat soon with apple.

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  4. My dad just had his 40th birthday, therefore hes over the hill ... In the rest of the world over the hill refers to someone over 40 or 50 but in Birkenhead your ...
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    1. Shearer's trick was that he could shoot equally well with both feet - but not with both at the same time. Defending was difficult. I can assure you that your dad is by no means over the hill at 40. Falujah Singh was still going strong at age 100.

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  5. As I recall it, it's the messenger that is coming over the hill to deliver the words of the Kingdom of Christ. Blackberries really doesn't make things worse. the word calls for celebration and ripe berries are good for that.
    In Sweden we say that turning 50 makes you go nothing but downhill so me and my husband are going downhill. There is actually nothing wrong with that, a terrific view from the hill top can be ever so magnific, but it's close to the details you realize the real greatness of creation. Speaking of berries - yes, it is getting warmer and everything is sooner than before....

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