The path to becoming a gardener

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t fall into the job. There. That was an easy blog to write… After all that was my path into gardening. However, at the age of 15 I wouldn’t have called myself a gardener. I was a little on the weedy side (pardon the pun) with no coordination – largely thanks to my slightly alarming growth spurts – and … Continue reading The path to becoming a gardener

Pushing your limits

It’s inspiring discovering first hand just how far people can push their bodies and minds to achieve the unimaginable. Today Lucy and Abhinav ran 26.7 miles up and down the muddy trails of the Purbeck marathon and still managed to look photogenic on the finish line. Yesterday Roya (accountant, and hater of both exercise and dirt) braved the Tough Mudder Half, not only tackling all … Continue reading Pushing your limits

Real Life Character Building

The other week I talked about turning 24, the impending (but possibly mythical) quarter life crisis, and the life goals to tick off before becoming a ‘real man’. Grrr… I’m getting there. One of Dad’s clients told me I was “getting my man face”. I never found out if that was a compliment… Just kinda said “yup”, smiled, then continued to look busy. It’s odd. … Continue reading Real Life Character Building

A lifetime’s gaming for one moment

I love spontaneity. Within reason – as in, I love a spontaneous chocolate bar from time to time, and everyone knows a spontaneous night out (whilst messier) is FAR more fun than an organised party. But sometimes there’s those moments in life when circumstances produce the most absurd opportunities where you just say “screw it, this is probably a terrible idea but I’m doing it anyway.”  … Continue reading A lifetime’s gaming for one moment

Why our last day of holiday wasn’t sad…

Oh man… I’m still curled in the fetal position right now – missing the heat, the sounds, the smells, the music, the culture, the constant companionship, the mosquito provoked insomnia, the endless application of factor 50… Ahhh… It wasn’t an adventurous holiday, it was safe and lazy and slightly alcoholic – but it was perfect and it presented plenty of opportunity for hilarity. But I’ll … Continue reading Why our last day of holiday wasn’t sad…

Why is everyone walking backwards – Writing challenge 1

So a man approached me today – stopped his car right beside me. Driving forwards he was! I was almost too flummoxed to answer his question, and what a peculiar question it was… “Why in God’s name is everyone walking backwards!” He exclaimed, right in my face  – before I could politely turn my back to him. He must have been a hermit, or deranged, … Continue reading Why is everyone walking backwards – Writing challenge 1