Quick update

October 25, 2007 at 9:49 am Leave a comment

Hello all,

Have been very busy rushing around with jobs, volunteering and stuff, and have also been a bit stressed out about it all, so done very little and had little time to write about it. Had some friends over at the weekend, which was lovely, and I was encouraged that they were also starting to talk about ‘green’ things. (We did have a bit of a go at one of our number about vegetarianism, mind….)

Am very excited as my spinach seedlings have just poked their wee green heads through the soil!! It’s weird – they sprouted, the next day I read the end of ‘Scenes from a Smallholding’ where he talks about how amazing the miracle of seeds turning into plants is, and then the next day I read this post on Bean Sprouts… Must be a sign of something!!

I’ve also ordered a dalek, so at some point within the next, ooh, 25 days it should have arrived, and my great composting adventure can begin….

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