This is the 300th post in this blog …

I started out looking to record a journey to serenity … I am still travelling but life is pretty serene in most aspects these days and when it gets a bit pear shaped I can cope much better with it … usually.

I loved this pretty mainly purple garden when I passed it the other day – it contains some of my favourite flowers – alliums and aquilegia (granny’s bonnet) and it just looked spectacular as an example of an old cottage garden … simply lovely.

Twined through the grasses and nettles in this roadside verge is another favourite – a purple vetch

and here with the now almost over bluebells pretty little white starry flowers

Do you think any of them are called Daisy? or are they all Buttercups?

So there is a little 300th post bouquet of garden and wild flowers – this next one isn’t quite showing it’s full glory yet – I cut out the dead stems from this plant in Evelyn’s garden the other week and now these huge flower buds have appeared:

It is amazing how much the plants have come on in a short space of time for being tidied and weeds removed – there are now two huge red peonies about to open, an azalea in flower and aquilegia filling a few corners here and there along side bright yellow poppies.

And going full circle – I find myself constantly looking at unused buildings sizing them up with a curious eye to my future … isn’t this pretty? and complete with a weather vane; I think this was possibly a granary.

I now have several variations on the TickTock layout so hopefully next week we might be able to consider some cost ideas before going back to the owner … fingers crossed


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About nonehpets

I have an interest in how interior design and adapting a home to support living independently for longer can be complementary. The blog Life Long Design is part of an holistic plan for establishing a social enterprise which will offer the people of Tayside opportunities to explore Telecare and the wider scope of assistive technologies. Enabling individuals to make more informed and responsible choices in the care and support they need in their independent living. I am also keen to see public transport more widely adopted and sustainable rural bus services in particular supported. The Blog Travels with a Megarider shares my journey to find serenity in my life as I make that transition form employment to social entrepreneur. One of my methods in increasing serenity is to travel as many miles as I can on a fixed price bus ticket and explore my own local places of interest. Places that I used to go past and had never stopped to look at; places of peace and tranquility; places where I have had some wonderful conversations with complete strangers. I would like to share with you a response to when I described that one paragraph in an e-mail made it sound simple: "Believe me, Cathy, it does not sound simple. You are taking on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons. It is ambitious and admirable - the sort of project that can change lives, including yours." He is right it is ambitious but when did we every achieve anything by settling for the status quo and ignoring what doesn't work for people? So I would welcome your company from time to time on this journey either simply as a reader or if you are brave enough adding your own thoughts to the comments as you feel moved.

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