My Garden ~ a Kiwi's take on life

"I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills," William Wordsworth

My Garden ~ a garden cart


It’s always special to receive a gift. And no matter how many birthdays signpost life’s journey, the anticipation when unwrapping a gift never fails to excite. Himself lives by the mantra that good things come in small packages. And to be sure, he has lived up to the expectations of his mantra. This year, he’s excelled himself in the surprise stakes with his biggest, heaviest boxed gift ever. Tonight, I didn’t even come close to guessing what might be in this birthday wrapped package accompanied by an expressively worded card.

His gift: a steel, flat-deck, garden wagon with a pull handle, large pneumatic wheels for mobility and stability that has a maximum load capacity of 150kgs. Perfect. It’ll be great for so many garden jobs. Come to think about it, how did I manage all these years with a wheelbarrow?  

Author: Jenny

A few years ago when I began blogging, I was in awe of the creative, the witty, the informative, the insightful posts by writers on WordPress. I was challenged by my son to write, to set up a blog, to expand my garden diary scribblings. Never did I think from scratching and grubbing in my garden dirt would sprout words of reflection, thoughts about life lived as I know it. My garden is where I lose myself, or as Himself likes to tell others, I lose either my coffee mug or wine glass. Well at least I do put them on a gatepost so they are easily found. Always, there's something to write or chat about life lived as I know it. I have a certain sense of amazement that my blogging community is expanding. In a previous life, I once was a teacher. A four-walled classroom is an artificial construct. When thirty or so teenagers with diverse learning needs filled the space, the more I listened, the more I observed my students, the more I learned. They had stories to tell, to write of things that interested them. Luckily for me we embarked on amazing journeys of discovery and learned together. Some say a lifestyle block is a no-lifestyle block. We like being able to grow seasonal food, to enjoy fresh air and open space. Himself and I thought we had retired, about to define this older stage of our life together, but family commitments continue. And so it another phase of discovery happens as I share this place with Himself, son and grandsons and a menagerie of living creatures who rule the roost.

4 thoughts on “My Garden ~ a garden cart

  1. Happy Birthday! Was it the 10th? Mine was this week too – the 9th! All the best people are born in July 😉

  2. The 11th. And a happy birthday to you too, Nezza. Good to be born under the Cancerian sign. Cheers, Jenny.

  3. I’m a Cancerian too, July 6th. Happy Birthday, Jenny, it’s nice to catch up with your wonderful blogs again. Sorry for the absence! Andy

  4. And retrospective birthday greetings to you too, Andy.
    I read somewhere that people born under the Cancer sign have strong connections with water and their emotions ruled by the movements of the Moon. They’re interested in their family and home life, nurture their loved ones, have a strong interest in food and enjoy physical exercise. Cheers, Jenny.

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