111. How Does Your Garden Grow?

111. How Does Your Garden Grow?

Photos this week come from my mums garden, taken a couple of weekends ago. I would have shared them in last week's HDYGG that Gemma so kindly hosted when I was away at Glastonbury Festival, but when I returned I came down with the lurgy and have been feeling pretty rotten ever since. Still, nothing that some photos of happy gardens won't remedy!

I've huge love for my mum's garden and at the moment the fenced area is in full swing, with everything between knee and waist height - it's a brilliant feeling walking through it all. Anyway, enough of the garden coo-ing, take a gander for yourself...

 

Five go to Thailand - Experiences and advice from teenage girls travelling alone

Five go to Thailand - Experiences and advice from teenage girls travelling alone

My daughter, Holly, recently visited Thailand with four of her best friends. All girls, all aged 18. I thought it would be interesting to chat to her to find out how they got on on their trip, where they stayed and visited, the places she recommends, if they encountered any problems or scams and just how safe and confident they felt as a group of young women travelling alone in Thailand. I hope you find this as interesting as I did, oh yes - and see if you can spot which one of the girls above is my daughter!

Fujifilm X-30

Fujifilm X-30

Two words people, two words - Glastonbury Festival. But what camera to pack? I have chosen not to pack my beloved Fujifilm XT-1 (thanks again to Tom Arber for that recommendation), I just won't be able to keep it safe whilst dancing / drinking / making merry. As much as I love my iPhone the thought of only having that to take photos with whilst at the festival made me kind of sad. It's my first time at Glasto and I want to document it, I know that if I didn't have a camera with me that I would be spending large chunks of time thinking 'woah that looks TOO COOL! If only I had my camera', followed by what can only be described as a grumpy pout. 

Willow Sculpture for the Garden workshop with Judith Needham at Roots, Shoots & Leaves

Willow Sculpture for the Garden workshop with Judith Needham at Roots, Shoots & Leaves

Recently I spent what can only be described as a 'thoroughly enjoyable day' learning willow sculpture at a Willow Sculpture for the Garden workshop at local Roots, Shoots & Leaves.  The super talented Judith Needham (who's willow fairy tale dens and playhouses you need to see!) taught our group the skills needed to make something pretty darn cool for our gardens. Some of the group already had and idea of what we wanted to make whilst other's weren't so sure, luckily Judith had brought along some examples to inspire!