Sunday, 7 August 2016
My garden has been a bit of a trial and tribulation recently. The slugs and snails have been overwhelming in their presence this year and on one occasion last week I collected 205 slugs and snails from around the garden in one hunting session. I am saddened that just a few woody stems are all of what remains of my dahlia 'Happy Days' after the gastropods took a fancy to it. Happy Days for them indeed!
I am getting the urge to retreat. There is no holiday again for me this year for various reasons and I really do need a break away from routine and people. My 'retreat' may have to take place in the form of meditation. I just need to take my mind elsewhere if not my body. I make sure that I am the first up every morning so that I can enjoy the house in peace. I really do enjoy solitude and to be honest a regular family holiday with beach, noise and partying really isn't my thing. A tranquil hideaway with a babbling brook, a cosy cottage and nearby places to explore would be my ideal getaway but it remains just a dream.