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Leaf kicking

Yeah gods it was wet today - that persistent miserable light rain that drifts around, coating everything in grey and removing the view ... you know the sort..... Any hoo, this morning we were inside doing the final of the chrimbly crafting workshops - as from next week it will be full on festive wreath making.

Which leads to today's waffle - Moss and my wonderfully quirky apprentice and I leapt into a council van (not just ANY van but the one that belongs to our lovely parkie) and we set off to another park on the other side of the town. 
This particular park is very much larger with far more woodland, shrubs and garden than ours so we were there to cut and collect foliage for the wreath making sessions. My appi (apprentice), the parkie and I were dressed head to toe in Hi-Viz dayglo orange and yellow (you would NOT have missed us in a thick fog that is for sure!) and armed with secateurs and long loppers we set about collecting greenery and interesting berries, ivy and twisty sticks.
Moss was super excited thinking she had a new park to run around and explore until she realised she was to wear her long lead and harness and was very firmly attached to me ... cue grumpy dog who did an awful lot of eye rolling in my direction !(๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿพ)
By the end of two hours we were cold and damp but triumphant as we drove back to work with a truck load of lovely green goodies. The kettle went on and while we unloaded our foliage, two parkies, appi and I sipped steaming hot mugs of coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Tomorrow we will process all the greenery - cut it to size, stick it in buckets of water and then try and find somewhere safe to put it - we have rapidly run out of space!

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments regarding the aromatherapy shower melts - I do hope you try them and find them as successful as I did - I can't take the credit as you well know - however I can enjoy using them and hope that you do too :)



  1. Sounds like a productive day even in the mizzle. Poor Moss!!!!!1 Thanks for sharing, take care & hugs.

  2. I can't wait to see your creations. I think I'll collect pine cones. I have an idea for something for my mail box.

  3. It sounds wonderful, and I hope, perhaps, you can share some photographs of the fnished wreaths.I did some leaf kicking myself on my way to work this week :)

  4. What a lovely park jaunt. Poor Moss :0 :) I am always amazed that dogs are able to roll their eyes. Makes me thing of Gromit from 'Wallace and Grommit' ;) I too look forward to seeing your creations. Lulu x

  5. Poor Moss, even from behind she looks grumpy. Your greenery gathering seems to have been very successful. Well done. Hope you are not all 'wreathed' out by the 4th December!! ๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿงก

  6. You have been busy. As others have said, I hope you do post pictures of the goodies made from all that greenery. xx


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