Monday, 22 January 2018

A Dream Garden

As winter takes over I find myself dreaming about spring and summer, I think a lot of people do. We always long for what we don’t currently have. I can’t wait for the weather to get warmer, for the kids to play outside without huge coats on and little red noses. Then I look out of the window and I’m hit with reality. 

Our garden is a mess. 

It isn’t suitable for anyone right now and I’m glad I have some time before spring comes to get it up to scratch. I must admit I’m not very green fingered, I don’t really know the difference between a weed and a regular plant. Someone once told me that a weed is just a plant you don’t want, so that’s the rule I go with. I just want somewhere nice and tidy for the kids to play, for BBQ's and for us to sit and watch. I will admit that in the summer children’s toys rule our garden. 

Whilst it is very cold outside (we currently have snow) it’s important for me to keep warm and safe whilst in the garden. A good water proof coat is a must, I usually wear a fleece underneath to keep warm too. Lots of layers are great for adding warmth too which can also be removed if I work up a sweat. I tend to wear normal jeans, if it’s extra cold I would wear leggings or tights underneath. I of course wear gardening gloves and usually a pair of normal gloves too, my hands are always cold. 

I am known to be quite clumsy so when working in the garden I do like to have proper shoes that if anything happened I know I’d protected my feet. Having three children to run around after means that if I damaged my feet I’d be in big trouble! I like to use e.s O2 Work shoes Minkar from Engelbert Strauss. I know it’s a well know brand that I can trust. The shoes are safe, comfortable and look nice too. 

It’s nice sometimes to get out into the garden on my own and just clear my head. It gives you time to think whilst still being productive. I don’t get much time to myself so the odd moments of peace are lovely. 

Nicola Xx


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