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Turn Back the Clock

Posted by BCM on Thursday, October 27, 2016, In : Seasons 
Come the 30th of October this year British Summer Time will end. The clocks go back an hour and we’ll be coming home from work in the dark.

We weren’t the first to introduce daylight saving hours but it probably wouldn’t have happened without the campaigning of a builder from Kent called William Willett. 

He thought it a defect in our civilisation that for nearly half the year the nation slept while the sun shone for several hours each day. 

Rather than get up earlier, he proposed to advan...

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One Vegetable Can a Summer Make

Posted by BCM on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, In : Gardening 

It’s mid-summer already. 

And, apart from a sharp blast of inferno like heat, the weather so far has fallen well short of expectations.

Post BREXIT referendum exchange rates make it more expensive to go abroad. Many of us then will have chosen to stay firmly put in the UK this year.

There’s nothing at all wrong with staycations. But there’s no need to feel deprived of sunshine. It can be brought to us on a plate using readily available ingredients.

Take aubergines. And let’s refer to the...

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