Monstera and Mindfulness

Its raining and windy outside, Autumn is racing towards Winter, but inside there are signs of new growth; fresh leaves unfurling and roots appearing, this is why I am increasingly turning to houseplants for my nature ‘fix’. This morning, the little Monstera I have on the stairs was showing off its new leaf, a moreContinue reading “Monstera and Mindfulness”

Sheds, Herbs and Houseplants.

This year, though its had plenty of challenges, has also been a new start in many ways. That new start has made me happier so far – despite the pressures of Covid – but, could it be that as the optimism of Spring, and the hazy luxury of Summer moves into the darker days ofContinue reading “Sheds, Herbs and Houseplants.”

Damp Days in the Garden

Stepping out into the damp and drizzly garden this week wasn’t especially appealing, but once out there, the weather was perfect for some reorganising and rejuvenating. Lemon DayLily in full bloom. Dividing in the Autumn will give more to enjoy next year. Like most people, I much prefer to garden on a bright sunny dayContinue reading “Damp Days in the Garden”

Change of plan – positives of deferral.

We are feeling the Covid consequences, and, like many other families, we are starting to make some changes. Alongside the belt tightening and savvy shopping, I’ve decided to defer my masters for a year and look for some additional work to balance the household books. This is of course disappointing after taking such a bigContinue reading “Change of plan – positives of deferral.”