Sunday, 1 December 2013


Things have been quiet of late (apologies); by late I mean the last six months and by quiet I mean near enough silent.  Deafeningly silent in fact.  Dead?  The blog, twitter, my facebook page and writing in general have all ground to a halt and I’ve been more than aware of this.  Let me explain.

At present I’m in limbo. Torn between two countries, between my home and what I’m reluctant to call my temporary home, with no real garden to speak of.  The sale of the original “Ryan’s Garden” and many new commitments have all led to me having fairly clean hands and very little to write about on the garden front.  

You see, I’m relocating.  Sounds a little exciting doesn’t it? No, I haven’t witnessed a major crime and I haven’t been put in to a witness protection programme, although the prospect seems like quite a thrill to be honest.  Sadly, it’s a little more mundane, although in reality it’s all part of the master plan to move to Salop and start a small smallholding (if there is such a thing?).  No matter how depressing my groans make it out to be it’s actually pretty amazing; it’s just I want everything now and such a big move takes time.  There are processes to follow and I’m not too good with that. 

The original plan was to simply blog about my then existing garden and allotment as I made the transition but this didn’t happen and life and other events took hold.  The move to my temporary home took a lot of time and effort, not to mention getting the animals settled.  The final nail in the coffin was returning to my allotment, mid-move, and at the point of harvest, to find that it had been dug over.  Devastated doesn’t come close and the little wind left in my sails at that point died in an instant. 

So what’s a boy with an eponymous garden blog to do with no real garden?  Well, I’m yet to discover that and I have little motivation to write with little or no inspiration but I’m hoping that writing this will help stir something up and get me going again.  One thing I do know though is that my next garden, which may not be all that far away, is sure to inspire and who knows, it may even mean a totally new blog?!  

Here’s looking forward to the new year!
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