Who Let the Rhinos In?

I know someone did – because they were obviously stampeding  through my bedroom in the night and dancing all over me – and neither dog made a murmur; how do I know this? I hurt in most of my joints and muscles and so when I set off to walk anywhere I waddle!

So I stuck to low level physical exertion – making fantasy homes and starting to resurrect the shady slate bed at the bottom of the jungle.

Fantasy first … I have several in progress but this is what I published today:

and features its own natural infinity pool  … so cool on a hot day like today!

And this is what the slate bed looked like when it was first done:

I recovered all the slate and those big sets as well as some grooved bricks from the garden and put them to good use as hard landscaping.

And next to the slate bed is my raised beds for veggies (new shed behind) – they don’t look like that this year but I will try and get them back into production next year.

Look how sterile the garden was when I bought the house and the photo below is after we started dismantling the big old rotten shed and shaping the lawn …

So hopefully the Rhinos are dancing somewhere else tonight and I can wake up refreshed and ready for more gardening …


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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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