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Settling into my new home in 2019

No, we haven’t moved house – I’ve moved to a new blog home – Come and find me over on at  www.viewsfrommygardenbench.com

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This is what you’ve missed so far in 2019:

  • Life is short – don’t be a wallflower – 28 January 2019
    I wrote about my awesome brother who died suddenly 2 years ago.  It’s a joyful post, though I miss him every single day and I always will.

In a Vase on Monday

The idea is to pick flowers or plants from your garden or locality every Monday:

Goals and Planning

Mental health and wellbeing

Blogging – why I chose Lyrical Hosting

Note: both these posts have affliate links.

Photography:

I have been out and about taking photos using my new Lensbaby – some are landscape, some macro.

'views from my garden bench' on a photograph of purple verbena blury - Lensbaby Trio 28 - velvet effect

My new blog header photograph – purple verbena Lensbaby Trio 28 – velvet effect

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Work with me

I am open to working on marketing, communications, photography or writing projects as well as events.   More information on my new blog at –  Work with me

Contact me:    viewsfrommygardenbench at gmail.com

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Always plenty of pretty flower photos, mindfulness, yoga and ways to help your wellbeing… 🙂

Life isn’t a dress rehearsal-wear the shoes, eat cake, drink gin, go adventures with those you love

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I hope to see you soon…. over in my new home 😉

Carpe Diem

love Bec 🙂 xx xx xx

 

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In a vase on Monday – keep calm and carry on

The future depends on what you do today.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) 

It’s been an incredibly busy Summer for us.  The organisation I work for has been through a complex restructure;  I’ve moved team, building and started in a brand new role – so there’s been alot of reading, meeting new people and setting up projects and activities.  I’m enjoying the new role and all the new challenges – rather tiring though and my arthritis and back pain have been giving me gip.   I feel like I’m trudging through treacle at the moment but I know all the knowledge and processes I’m setting up will help me later on.

I’ve been so busy, I’ve not contributed to the ‘In a Vase on Monday’ theme since June which I’ve missed very much. I’ve picked flowers fairly often, and even photographed them a few times but have always run out of time writing the ‘actual’ blog post.  I’ve been looking at everyone’s vases though – the vases and the people and their stories bring me much solace.

I’m hoping I’ll have a bit more time to blog as we head towards Christmas.  There’s less options for flowers/plants for vases but I’ll do my best.

Red keep calm and carry on sign pink vase flowers

Keep calm and carry on – it’s been hectic – In a vase on Monday – 21 September 2016

1. In a Vase on Monday

For this week’s vase, I picked some purple, lilac and pink ‘Spencer’ sweetpeas – they’ve from two different locations one at the front door (you can see them in the background) and the other near our decking at the bottom of the back garden.  The flowers have smelt wonderful. I didn’t fare quite so well with the dwarf sweetpeas – no flowers at all so I don’t think I’ll bother growing them again, I’ve tried growing them for three years but no success.  There’s so little space in our garden everything has to pull its weight.

There’s also some mini red dianthus, some white and red margarite flowers.  Also some pink Pelargonium from a huge plant which I’ve managed to overwinter three times.  There’s some purple wallflowers which survived our mild Mancunian winter – they’ve been flowering all summer too.  And of course, some lavender.  Lavender is one of my favourite plants, I adore the smell. I’ve got about 15 plants in the sunny front garden and a few in the sunniest part of the back garden.   Most of these plants have been flowering most of the summer and have bought us alot of pleasure. We eat out in the garden as much as we can – mind you the weather in Manchester this year has been very changeable (and wet alot of the time).

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