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OMG nectarine has caught peach leaf curl! It's the weather, apparently, and not a thing to be done, but pick off the nasty leaves, fertilise, and wait. First of the redcurrants, first chilli pepper. The gooseberry has those caterpillars that eat gooseberry leaves on it. But on the whole, more win than bother.

I'm still considering the fitflops. The amount of forced marches through the rain is probably not helping but it is worth remembering that my gait is a finely tuned thing, and should be respected, and not changed arbitrarily. And then there's the thing I noticed about the colour. They're exactly the same colour as Greggs caramel icing:

Fitflops doing their bit

Last week involved a visit to Heyford Hill campus -- a curious corner of Brookes served by an impressively convenient bus -- for the latest in my current series of training courses. It was lovely -- a proper campus feel. They also had this guarding the door:

Bookworm view O

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la_marquise_de_
19th Jun, 2012 10:56 (UTC)
I hope the nectarine recovers.
timscience
19th Jun, 2012 18:18 (UTC)
Hey Kari, nothing to do with this but we're planning to visit Cambridge this Saturday to go to Dave Lloyd's solstice thing. Are you up for an afternoon visit?
la_marquise_de_
19th Jun, 2012 18:20 (UTC)
Phil might be, but I shall be away, alas, teaching on the Science Fiction Criticism masterclass in London.
timscience
19th Jun, 2012 18:33 (UTC)
Ah well. Next time maybe!
cleanskies
19th Jun, 2012 20:03 (UTC)
I think it'll be fine, just needs a bit of sun and fertiliser
motodraconis
19th Jun, 2012 12:23 (UTC)
I've never really noticed any particular gait-changing qualities with fit-flops (though that might be because MBT's are a bit extreme in comparison.) Where fit-flops are good, is that they're extremely comfortable and support and protect your feet very well for forced marching on hard surfaces. This makes me a fan of them.
cleanskies
19th Jun, 2012 20:02 (UTC)
very different feet to yours
Ehhh I have very flat feet and consequently have to express concern around my knees. They did better today though, so I have high hopes
shermarama
19th Jun, 2012 19:32 (UTC)
...Are those really doughnuts with popcorn on them? It's a good colour for shoes, though.


cleanskies
19th Jun, 2012 19:59 (UTC)
Yes, yes they are. It was close to closing time; they hadn't proved popular!
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