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If you read and enjoy my travel posts through my website or Mastodon* and you are planning to travel to somewhere I've been and you can't afford an actual travel agent and you find travel planning too stressful or time consuming to fit into your life, I would be delighted to share advice.

My specialties are land and sea (not air) transit, especially long distance European buses, and finding vegan food. I'm happy to also help with general stuff to do, and even more in-depth help with planning and realistic budgeting if you want because I actually love wasting away hours and days researching travel stuff.

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I went to vote at 0730 yesterday. I wasn't expecting anyone else to be there, but got stuck behind a line of nuns.

One day of heavy rain has decimated my footpath garden. I've covered everything, but too late for most. I miss when slugs were stealing my lettuces in my living room..

Handed the letter to Dave when he got home from work and the first thing he said was "with your impressive title and the fact you did all the work for this, but my name is first? Wtf sexism." So he's raised right.

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Okay so it's probably a totally random coincidence and definitely not systematic sexism but I got a letter from the NHS addressed to both me and my brother and even though I'm Dr (clearly superior) and alphabetically first, it's still "Mr and Dr Guy".

Can you ID this cutie? My mom, in her usual fashion, has bought these without asking what kind they are or how to look after them... Gotta find their name to find out how to do that.

:boost_ok:​ pls

UK politics / Coronavirus / (a very tiny) call to action 

We're not talking about the KFC secret blend of herbs here, these are millions of people's lives, physical and mental health, and livelihoods that are needlessly being put on the line through the most wanky capitalist gatekeeping and nationalism.
Please sign this petition to support the proposal to suspend patents for COVID-19 vaccines:

A pox upon gumtree people who ask "is this still available" then never respond again.

Week in review: 19-25 Apr. Gardening, baking, MUSHROOMS, hiking, beach cleaning.

Posted 8 photos: Started the day with an hour and a half of picking up rubbish on the beach on the way to West Wemyss. Then found some really beautiful spots in the woods between Dysart and Glenrothes. A pet cemetery, an old bridge, an epic gate, and many wonderful trees.

Posted 14 photos: Early mornings on the beach at Dysart. Astonishingly warm. I still can't believe I live here sometimes. Also featuring: many slugs rescued from local lettuce in my kitchen.

Week in review: 12-18 Apr. Amazing weather, lots of beach walks, and longer treks around Kirkcaldy to pick various things up. Lowenna visited!

Posted 8 photos: Lowenna came for beach walkies! And made friends with Max. She did her best in the sea. She's so big and sleek now, and distinctly less demonic then when she was tiny.

Posted 18 photos: A walk through Dunnikier Park, litter picking in Dysart harbour, plus the usual ambling around Dysart and Ravenscraig. An exciting walk into town and lunch from Kangus.

Posted 15 photos: Moved plants outside.. some died.. sowed more seeds outside and in.. repotted some things.. and gonna get tomatoes growing up the front wall.

food (mushrooms) 

Posted 20 photos: I gently and lovingly harvested the beautiful mushrooms, and later gently and lovingly cut them up and seared them lightly with a little bit of coconut oil and sea salt. My delicious babies.

Posted 37 photos: Oyster mushrooms! Elm, and blue/grey. First pins appeared on the 18th, and they matured and started dropping spores on the 25th. A fast turnaround! Every time I went in the kitchen they had grown some more. I felt like I could see them growing before my eyes.

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