Background and History
I am slightly surprised to have got to over 50 years old! Mother of two, grandmother of two gorgeous grandsons. My work history includes a couple of decades in the not-for-profit sector, marketing and customer service. A love for country style interior design and beautiful but productive gardens influences my home, both inside and out.
Home is a small semi-detached house on a little smallholding in Monmouthshire which I share with my patient and loving partner, Mr J.
Having moved to our small holding on the last day of November 2015, I'm looking forward to creating a productive fruit and vegetable garden, introducing chickens and ducks and some experimental cooking with home produced ingredients.
During the early part of 2015 my health took a decline and my weight increased hugely, and in late summer I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Since then my adrenal glands have made themselves known, by struggling to function effectively. All of this means that I am physically slower in doing the things that I used to do and often I am worn out by lunchtime.
Creating our vegetable and fruit garden is going to be a slower process that it might have been but I'm hoping that the reduced speed will have a positive - of it being more considered in the design and choice of plants.