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The healing power of the allotment

7 October, 2013

Wow, what a bad day that was. I hate my job anyway as you know, but today was a total car crash. Stupidly busy, made even more so by the fact my boss phoned in sick. Thanks for that. I won’t bore you with the ins and outs, I got all that out of my system in the deleted first draft of this post which, although cathartic for me, was a bit shouty and not very entertaining for the reader.

The afternoon was better thanks to a well-timed text from my best friend which helped me through it, but what made me forget the day all together was calling in at the allotment after work. I had planned to do this anyway, but I didn’t really realise until I got there how much I needed an hour in the fresh air pottering about, doing a few jobs. Well I say fresh air, one of the jobs was to burn the blackberry bush I cut down last week so the air was a bit smokey but you know what I mean. Anyway, I was only there an hour but it was a productive, peaceful hour during which I didn’t think about work once. I had “Gonna Make You a Star” by David Essex going through my head for most of it which was annoying, but overall, an hour pruning blackcurrants and planning the reconstruction of my strawberry beds was just what I needed.


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