This is what is was like last summer, the original gravel and a bit of old carpet I got from the dump and some beautiful wicker chairs and a tiled table that I thought were unique until I went canvassing in Kilkenny and found every single porch had the exact same set! I still like them, they were perfect to serve my vegan breakfast on sunny mornings...to try and persuade my guests that a plant-based life is the way to happiness!
This is a picture that one great French couple sent me, taken right there and obviously arranged to show my classic own-design mugs 'I Love Creating A New Reality' which they obviously found funny as well!
|This is my neighbour's duck who I found in my meditation water garden one day!|
I felt it was a low point went the dog could only find a breeze block to lie on. It seemed to mark an extreme lack of comfort and an extreme act of loyalty...really hope that represents my past not my future!
|I'm only sharing these next two pictures as it shows what a mess had formed on either side and how difficult it was for me to prioritise getting dressed properly and out of my house coat when there was so much highly engaging DIY to be done!|
This is the walkway finished. It wasn't straight forward as I realised afterwards that one only staggers floor boards to make sure there are no weak points where several are joined in the same place. In this project, the boards mainly reached right across, so I went back after I created the borders and replaced the bits and pieces with whole boards from the start. You can't beat a jig saw, chalk rather than a pencil and a decent battery screw driver!! It looks amazing!
|This one reminded me of some European Union symbol which seemed right for the lock down we're in.|
But let's look at our gardens and balconies and other growing spaces and nurture as many oxygen-generating plants and detoxification-projects as we can. Each small, personal reality counts!