Getting Back

Its been a while since I’ve blogged, mainly because I didn’t think there was any point  if I didn’t have anything interesting to write about. Truth be told, I suspect that the lack of time spent in my garden this last year has probably contributed in a large part to this. My blog is meant…

Looking Forward

Every New Year brings with it the opportunity to look forward. We all get given a clean slate of some sorts to refocus, realign, and restart again. Perhaps like me you didn’t set any goals for 2018 but can still point to a few things that were key accomplishments. Perhaps you were super organised and…

A hooray for bees!

Growing up I was scared of bees. There were enough stories of how people had been stung and the after effects on their body. Not to mention the pain. It was described in such a way I dreaded encountering a bee. And any time I saw one I fled in the opposite direction. Now I…

I Went Outside Today

Now before you begin to wonder if I’m an hermit, I better rephrase.  I meant I went outside to my garden today, this afternoon to be precise. It was for less than 5 minutes, mainly to take some pictures but it made me feel good. I don’t think I’ve been in my garden since the…

New Beginings

At the end of the year we often pause and spend sometime reflecting on our life. We may think about what we could have done better and those things we did really well. We may look back at the failures that mark the passing year or choose not to, because maybe the memory is still…

When disaster strikes

When disaster strikes it is usually happens when you least expect. Here is an exaggerated version of whhappened to me. A few Sundays ago, three weeks to be precise,  I was spending some much needed quality time with my daughter in our living room when I heard a loud bang. I looked outside to see…

Life is Short

Late in March this year I was shocked and saddened to hear about the sudden passing of a university course mate. I still don’t have any clear answers to how and why she died but nevertheless her death shook me to the core and served as a rude reminder that life is short. She was…

Flowers for Mothers

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and it’s a day usually associated  with the tradition of giving one’s mother flowers, at least in the UK and in North America.  Some people opt to give a traditional bouquet of flowers to their mother which may include flowers like carnations or roses while others prefer to give potted plants….

The Colours of Spring

It is pretty hard not to feel cheery with all of the colours of spring around us now. Daffodils are probably the best example of what spring is about.

The Crocs are here

Everywhere I have looked this week I have seen crocuses bursting out of the ground with vivid colours. I have seen blue, cream, yellow, white and purple ones and chances are that if you live in the UK you will have seen some too. I particularly love how this spring flowering plant comes in so…