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Wednesday 31st January 2024 - New Defibrillator, A Record, Tender & Delicious and Leafy Gall

Lovely to hear again from village Glo Begley with an update on the new defibrillator, installed on the wall of the White Horse pub; it is now registered and live with the Ambulance Service.  Glo has also sent me a photo showing the defibrillator in situ and another with the cabinet door open.  Heartening to know the village now has the latest equipment, which if needed, will help save a life.

Walking round the village, we often see locals engaged in conversation.  We too enjoy a chat, or as it is called here in Norfolk, a mardle.  Monday was such a beautiful ‘spring like’ day, on our afternoon walk we stopped several times for a chat resulting in what is around a twenty-minute stroll took us an hour and a half – this has to be a record for us!  I wonder if any other residents have beaten this?  We had good weather over the weekend too.  It was a change to come back from our morning walks without numb finger tips (I do suffer from cold hands and feet) but this morning they were numb again.  Mustn’t complain as they soon thaw out once we are back home and I start preparing breakfast.  Just a quick update on my online food orders, the mutton cooked on Sunday was tender and delicious and as for the Calabrian sausages, they are waiting in the kitchen to be cooked this evening. 


I have mentioned in previous blogs that I now write a glog; a record of what is happening in our garden.  January being a quiet month, all round, I was surprised I was able to write three glogs.  Just goes to show, no matter what the temperature and weather, there are always things happening and which can be done in a garden.  One of the great things about gardening is, there's always something new to learn.  In the latest edition of a gardening magazine we have, I learnt the strange foliage growths I spotted, on our erysimums are leafy galls.  The magazine suggests replacing the plants and not taking, cuttings from infected plants.  However, after looking further, the RHS website says the disease is seldom damaging and makes no mention of removing the plants.  I think, on the next sunny day, I‘ll retrieve my kneeler from the shed so I can get on my hands and knees and remove the strange foliage.  I’ll then wait and see what happens.


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