One of my favourite things to do is to visit other people’s vegetable gardens and have a good nose around…I always learn so much and get inspired to go home and get into my own. (See photographs from an organic garden tour I did in 2013 here.) Here are some photographs from a beautiful, well-established … Continue reading a and s’s beautiful permaculture garden
On Sunday, I celebrated the Summer solstice at a dear friend’s house in the country with about twenty other people. We shared a feast and then lit a big bonfire, drummed and danced, burned things in the fire we wanted to let go of, and set intentions for the year ahead… This week I am … Continue reading Summer solstice brings intentions for the coming year…
I haven’t been writing about my writing much lately because a) I’m not sure it’s that interesting to anyone but me and b) I try to save all my energy for the actual writing project but anyhoo…a small update… This year for me feels like a year of withdrawal, processing and deep thought. I decided … Continue reading recent reading, ongoing thinking
I took a walk to a nearby section where an old house had recently been demolished. They are building shops there. I dug up a wormwood plant and rescued an iron gate from a skip which I’ll use as a frame for beans in the vegetable garden. When I walk I am looking for stray … Continue reading picking up what the wind drops
We have a sleepout, which I use as a studio/making space and is also our guest room. The previous owners, when they converted the old garage into a sleepout, laid carpet directly onto the concrete garage floor – so by the time we bought the house, the carpet was mouldy and damp and the room … Continue reading moving back into the sleepout
Back between 2004-2008 when I was first blogging – I had a notion to take some of my blog posts which were about sustainability, gardening, thrifty living and put them together, expand on them and write a book. I didn’t, of course, and in retrospect am kind of glad because there has been a positive … Continue reading How Green Are My Wellies?
(Vegan friends – you may want to skip this entry…) In autumn we lost our beloved family pet, Rocket-Cat, to throat cancer. Here he is in his favourite sleeping spot – my knitting bag: Instead of replacing him with another cat, we have decided to get some chickens. Since going gluten-free because of the dietary … Continue reading replacing one cat with four chickens