Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Hey, only me :)

I feel bad, I haven't been writing much these last days, but then again I haven't had much to say, so...

Happy (belated) World Mental Health Day! (it was on Monday). I hope you are all well and are with me in fighting the stigma of having a mental health illness - there is NOTHING to be ashamed about and we ought to talk about it as openly as say a broken arm. 1 in 4 of us will experience some poor mental health in our lives, it doesn't discriminate, oh no, it cares not what age you are, your social status, your intelligence or believes. Please, if you are experiencing problems or know someone who is - talk about it!

Rant over :)

And incidentally that is why I haven't been blogging - I had a nervous breakdown last week and I still haven't recovered. I am a bloody stubborn girl though and am fighting my way back to some semblance of 'normality', but not with out a lot of support and understanding from my loved ones.

The weather here has been a reflection of my inner turmoil ~ dull, grey, heavy and raining lots. So nothing has been achieved at the plots at all and quite frankly it's all a bit miserable. But on Sunday Andrew did go over and collected all this goodness!! He made a damn fine soup out of it all and it was healing and restorative, not least because we had that wonderful glow inside us that we grew all this!! Isn't it fabulous - garlic, rainbow chard, potato, celeriac, kale of various types, leek, borlotti beans and some of an utterly delicious, sweet pumpkin (Crown Prince). I can genuinely say there was no anti-bacterial cleaner in it though!! Sometimes photos do lie, hahah.

I have heard that it is also National Egg Week and National Chocolate Week - so if ever you needed an excuse, I think we all ought to be eating lots of chocolate sponge cake - you know, to support the cause ;)

This last photo just goes to show how close I have managed to get to any gardening since my breakdown. You have to laugh! This is a pincushion for wearing around the wrist and was made by your truly, especially for one of my bestest friends. Please do contact me if you would like one, hahaha!

Hopefully I shall speak soon xxxxx


  1. The veggies look amazing. I want an allotment! I buy borlotti beans all the time, it never even occurred to me you could grow them on an allotment. Lauran x

  2. I hope you get better!!
    You are so lucky to have husband that can cook for you :)

  3. Hang in there :) I'm glad you're at least feeling better enough to blog!

    That rainbow of produce is beautiful!

  4. Would have made a beautiful rainbow salad! And the 'pincushion' makes a quirky and lovely bracelet. That is still what I see when I look at your photo!

  5. Sorry to hear you've been having a rough time but I can tell you're strong enough to come through it x Your produce looks amazing, I so want to grow my own borlotti beans now, I'm a veggie so I use them alot in recipes.

    The pincushion looks great as well, they charge more than a tenner for similar looking (if a little smaller) brooches in the Ulster Museum so add a clip and some sparkes and you're on to a winner :D

  6. The weather is enough to make anyone miserable isn't it?

  7. Much love to you, Carrie. I'm so sorry you've been having a difficult time. ((hugs))

  8. It was lovely to have you comment on my blog Carrie. I'm sorry you've been going through a bit of a rough patch, but as you say it is most important to share and take support from close family and friends. Thanks for the reminder on chocolate week, not that I need one! Take care. x


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