Been a while since I've done a wee blog - apologies for that its been a very busy seven days of new jobs, garden jobs, sunshine, showers, gales and hail! That being said it didn't stop us getting out for a yomp and a play up on the heather clad hill with the dog - he's very daft indeed - we had fun rolling down the heathery hills stopping for breath at the bottom.
First off last weekend, a peedie stop at the top of the hill on my way home, to gawp at the view...........I live down there - can't see our house, its to the right, but the general view always takes my breath away - scattered houses among the heather and the fields. That's my view most days too and from work...nice eh?
Walking along peat tracks trying not to get soggy!
The week was filled with the handover of the keys at my work - new beginnings! Very exciting, I'm now officially employed for half the week as a professional womble*...........keys to womble HQ in my sticky hands! Exciting and very scary, new jobs are, aren't they?! (*ok, my official job title is not actually called a womble, its a Recycling site manager, for our local charity, but you get the idea!)
And being at a function (thankfully organised by someone else this time!) to attend promoting local food and reducing food waste - well attended that was pretty awesome, well done guys! (Find out how you might save almost £500 a year by purely loving food.......)
And the other part of my paid work, gardening! I also managed to get a bit proper gardening and a bit of tidy up, done for a local lady I help - introduced myself to her garden and have spent many an hour talking to her blackbird too. Cute or what? I like working in other peoples gardens, they are so interesting!
Wandering around on blustery days looking at various local Laburnum trees asking them why on earth they are flowering in NOVEMBER??????? What a very daft plant, its certainly NOT spring when its supposed to flower.
I've also been madly wrapping up plants, in recycled material, for mailing to folk who've bought a few peedie ones (rooted in jiffy 7 plug) I sell quite a few online.I love putting parcels to the post office and thinking of where my plants will end up for customers or for lovely friends! I've a UK map here at home and I put a tiny dot for each plant that leaves here going to its destination. Its quite fun thinking about the various places they end up! The main thing I've been mailing at the moment is Tolmeia menziesii - the piggy back plant (my mother plant is in the picture - she's brilliant!), a fabulous little plant. I've been popping her well rooted little plantlets in the post all week, such fun. And, I must 'do an Alistair' and blog about it properly. I love it a brilliant plant and I love his blog about plants!
Thankfully we've got out a lot before the weather got bad! Hope your week has been fun filled, interesting and not as windy and hail filled as here!