Notes to self: a) when planting new stock – in this case, asparagus – wear your reading glasses. I left the allotment having done an hour or so’s worth of work only for it to dawn on me the minute I got home, got the specs on and reread the planting instructions, that I had just put in a row of plants upside down. And b) don’t leave new lily bulbs in your gardening bag in the scullery for so long that they start to sprout – the new shoots are looking very pale and interesting, particularly, I’ll wager, to the deer, who ate them all last time - more >>>
Many wellbeing activities have had to be put on hold during the current lockdown. Society meetings, coffee mornings, church services, meeting with friends or having a drink or meal at one of the pubs – all things we have taken for granted – are no longer possible. This is obviously having a detrimental effect on many people.
However, it is still possible to maintain a reasonable level of wellbeing even in these challenging times. Here are a few ideas - more >>>
The coronavirus epidemic has devasted businesses and jobs, as well as causing the death and illness of thousands. The economic impact will be long lasting due to the massive impact and the government has stepped in with some extraordinary measures to assist businesses. For most smaller businesses, the following should be considered - more >>>