- 17 Nov 2004
I thought we could have an idle chat thread, for the quiet moments on the board when no one is thinking about gardening.
Tell us a bit about yourself, say what you did at the weekend, what you ''do'', or admit that you spend w*rk time surfing, rather than what ever it is you're supposed to be doing.
I'll start - live in a village in north Lincolnshire where nothing ever happens. It's quite nice, there are woods directly over the road that catch the morning sun, and this morning there are seven pigeons sitting high in a tree warming themselves in the weak sunlight.
The garden is small, but a nice size for one person to do plenty of pottering about in. For the last week, it's been covered in frost, some of which never thaws, so I haven't done any more than go outside to look at the patterns on foliage. There are shrubs flowering - Mahonia, some Viburnums, Elaeagnus and Jasmine nudiflorum - which is pretty.
The weekend was taken up with a Big Tidy Up, as the house has been a complete tip for weeks. That and sitting in front of an open fire, watching the flames and feeling drowsy. For work, I run a small mail order business with my partner which takes up nearly all our time. It's tiring but we enjoy it.
How about you?