One Man’s Waste …

As the moon rose above the horizon wreathed in the sunset pinked clouds I was just coming in from a stint at the bottom of the jungle.  After a very hot sunny day – which I spent indoors working on some things – I needed some physical exercise and fresh air – so I went to dig a trench.  I am going to but a herringbone of bricks against the fence at the end to make a zig zag edge which is compacted enough to stand pots on.

In digging in the really nice soil I have I found a tonne more glass – in small sheets and big chunks – why anyone buries their windows at the bottom of the garden I really don’t know!  Then I found more slate to go on the slate bed and finally I found two huge local stones buried,  So a shallow bit of digging ended up needing  a health and safety risk assessment and some strong muscles to get the stones out and moved – more hard landscaping  to complete the partial rockery I already have.

Next I wrestled with the network of nettle roots … ladies seriously do not waste money on a fancy gym – find some one with a nettle patch that needs uprooting; it works the core as well as all the arm and leg muscles … and it is very satisfying when you get a big network out in one

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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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