Huff’s Woodland Glade …

Still very much a work in progress but the end of the garden has become a woodland area instead of  a jungle today.  In the first picture the grey sets are all dug out of the garden 7 years ago and laid by me  and those white ‘boards’ are a little bit of upcycling in progress.  The are Soffit boards and had been abandoned on the path leading to my garden.  They are a sort of light plastic and will be perfect to use as sides for my raised veggie beds; I made those originally with old timber and it needs replacing.  There is enough there to make the outer sides of the L shaped bed – I will have to use timber still between the three sections.

The odds and ends of shed and grid that are under the beech hedge there are to prevent Pup from sticking his head through into Esk’s garden.   The hedge will grow round them and screen them.

In the second picture this is looking from where the last picture was taken.  This is what I have been working on today and it really doesn’t look as if it has been disturbed in ages!  I made a chevron of bricks along the boundary which are bedded in with soil and then leaf litter on top.   The bricks are to avoid the boundary leaning into my garden and so I can put some planters along in front of the fence with some posts that things can climb up in summer but things that die back in winter.   Just down by the shed is a big old terracotta plant pot half buried – that was a toad house we made when we first came.

The heap of old timber should be going next week!

That red stone is one of the two I dug up yesterday – not absolutely certain where it is going yet so it is just waiting.

While I was doing all that we had a second visit from this young bird (think blackbird but could be thrush) … it is clearly not right and I think it may have been either hit a glancing blow by a car or grabbed by a cat

In this second picture you can see a bare area around it’s throat

And in this one you can see it’s wing appears to droop … yet I know it can fly because yesterday it nearly took my head off!

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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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