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Picture of the month: December 2012

Last year’s Gingerbread house, seen from the top. Although the houses were successful from an aesthetic perspective, they were less good to eat a month after they were made, when they were as hard as Hagrid’s rock cakes. This year, we’ll use the pre-made versions and decorate them instead.

Picture of the month October

Even though the days are growing shorter – in October daylight will go from being on almost 12 hours here, to being on for 9 hours – it is good to remember that the sun does still rise and set. Even though we might be at work and won’t get …

Picture of the month: September

  I can’t believe I’ve kept these orchids alive for a year now. Clearly, I should only have low-maintenance plants that don’t require me to remember to water them too frequently.   Only, I seem to drown my cactuses…

Picture of the month: June

Isn’t it delightful and knobby? I have no idea what it is – but the picture was taken last year in Kew Gardens. (Which means theoretically it can be anything botanical…)

Picture of the month: April

When I see a pond, I always look for waterlilies. My grandfather, who died before I was born, once said something about them, according to my mother – but I’ve forgotten what it was.