Exactly one year today, we got in the car and set off north to pick up our gorgeous little Cypriot rescue dog, Buddy.
9th September 2017
9th September 2018
Weighing in at a skinny 8kg, he sat on mine and Grandma’s knee all the way home and instantly I was hooked, he stole my heart and my socks!
I’ve had the most amazing summer holidays, I’m almost sad that they are drawing to a close.
I’ve been singing the Louis Armstrong track, ‘What a Wonderful World’ all summer, so I rewrote the words to reflect some of the fantastic things I’ve seen.
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Yippee, I’ve finished school for the summer holidays, that’s 45 WHOLE DAYS of fun; bring it on!
Credit: Photo by Barney Harwood
Whilst I’ve had a bit of chill time, watching back to back episodes of Dr Who and Harry Potter films, I’ve also been busy in the garden and doing my thing as an RHS Ambassador.
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Ding dong, the community group I volunteer at, has got some dosh to pay for a Young Operation Farmers’ Project.
This will give me the chance to start my wildlife gardening group, that I’ve been talking about for ages; I’m WELL excited!
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Today is the start of Bees’ Needs week, which raises awareness about what we can do to help our precious bees.
Bees are so important in our gardens, for pollination – flowers, plants, fruit and veg all need them – they are an essential part of our eco-system!
We’ve got some heady smells in the garden at the moment; there’s the sweet smell of jasmine through the day, whilst the night-scented honeysuckle is looking the best it’s ever been.
Greek basil grown from seed
Some aromatic Greek basil grown from seed, sits patiently in the greenhouse, waiting for the tomatoes to grow. It is truly a sensory overload.
Apologies it’s took me so long to write this blog post; since returning from Mull, I’ve had lots of school exams, I’ve been to RHS Chatsworth Flower Show and I’ve done a fair bit of gardening at home too.
Sunset at Craignure
But the biggest reason is…. ‘cos it was so important to me to get it right. I wanted to put a lot of effort in, as the holiday meant so much to me.