Very superstitious

Today I was invited to become a wellbeing advocate at work, which took me by surprise and I was delighted. This will involve completing mental health first aid training and learning about wellbeing practices. I am also planning a ‘wellbeing wander’ for a festival that’s coming up in our organisation, which is inspired by oneContinue reading “Very superstitious”

Things I’ve learned while creating our first garden

This weekend has been a time of reflection, so today I’m sharing 21 months-worth of things I’ve noticed, learned and loved since beginning this garden. (Maybe) donโ€™t buy one of everything I was incredibly excited to get started, and as a beginner fell into the trap of buying a single pot of each plant IContinue reading “Things I’ve learned while creating our first garden”

Fumiphobia and gardening | new rainy day magic

Have you ever tried to dig up a creeping buttercup? Its roots can run surprisingly deep, sprawling out in clumps, thick and white. The more you dig, the more you find, and a fork perhaps wonโ€™t do; youโ€™ll likely need a spade to get to the bottom, but youโ€™ll get there in the end. ThatContinue reading “Fumiphobia and gardening | new rainy day magic”

Bank holiday beauties

It’s a wonderfully sunny bank holiday Monday here in Cambridge, and before sorting several things out in the garden (e.g. staking and weeding), I thought I’d snap a few photos of what’s looking especially pretty. It’s the first year in which most beds appear quite full here by early May, which is exciting. This timeContinue reading “Bank holiday beauties”

Marbled beauty

Winter aconites and snowdrops have faded, and orange and purple crocuses have begun blooming in our little garden here in Cambridge. My favourite things at the moment, though, are these: And a wonderful surprise when you lift up their heads to look at their faces: Wishing you a peaceful weekend, if you’re reading this then.Continue reading “Marbled beauty”

The depths of winter

What a beautiful season this is – especially as new growth begins to peep out of the earth, glistening in the winter sunlight. Moss is one of my favourite things to look out for lately, with its vibrant green shades and all kinds of shapes, sizes and placements. I hope you’re enjoying the season (whicheverContinue reading “The depths of winter”

Autumn curiosities

I’ve spent less time in the garden recently – slightly overwhelmed by working in the city rather than from home for part of my week – so it was lovely to roam around and notice autumnal details flourishing in the cloudy light today. Not sure what kind of beetle this is ^ but it’s amazing.Continue reading “Autumn curiosities”