The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
There’s a tool I use that makes me a happier gardener.
I wanted to share it because it’s very simple and easy and I think many Gardeners would find it helpful.
It’s not in the shed or my gardening bag. I didn’t get it in the garden centre.
I started using this tool about eighteen months ago and it’s really beneficial now.
It’s in the form of an email. Heres a quote from it that I got yesterday.
Oh snap, remember this? One year ago you wrote…
Working on jam. Picked over the five kg of blackcurrants. Working on jam.
It’s a very simple tool. I get an email every day. You can choose the frequency to suit your needs.
It says, It’s Wednesday, Jul 16 – How did your day go? in the title. And I reply with as much it as little information as I want to.
It was one of my first attempts to start to write every day which is a reason why I’m blogging daily now.
It forms a diary basically.
So what’s that got to do with gardening, you may ask?
Well the quote from a year ago says it all. A year ago I had just picked five kilos of black currants. Yet this year I picked them several weeks ago!
The jams all made! How smug do I feel?
So how does it work? Well that’s simple too. I registered with a service provided by Oh Life. It’s not a public space. You are your own audience and if you use email a lot it’s perfect.
Within a few days it reminds you of what you are doing the week before, the month before etc.
There’s lots of perspective. If you write you’ve had a hard day digging and tackling weeds. When you read it a week later your muscles are no longer aching. After a month the seedlings would be poking through with any luck.
a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...