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Itโ€™s a blog about gardening, allotmenteering and my life based in Chippenham, Wiltshire. Spiced with a sense of humour, but also insightful, it reflects my wide ranging interests. Poised on the cusp of a life shift, Iโ€™m a Jill of all trades, interested in everything that happens along my path.

Friday Bench: With friends

Last week’s Friday Bench from Lake Bled was spectacular, but this one is even more so because it contains some of my friends ๐Ÿ™‚

What a fun time we had!

May you have a friend-filled Christmas and New Year.


Is that really a rhea?

One of the more unusual sights of Ljubljana – a man taking his rhea for a walk across Butchers’ Bridge.

He simply gently guided it along with his hand. Our guide told us he makes a regular appearance in the city – sometimes with a peacock instead!

Friday Bench: Niesen

It took several trains, cable cars and a couple of funicular railways – so steep you needed to lean on the bar in front of you to keep upright – to get to this point!

It seemed rather appropriate to find an ice cream called Scream in the mountain top cafe ๐Ÿ˜‰

There are plenty of benches with this kind of view in Switzerland, but the marathon to arrive at this one makes it the one to publish ๐Ÿ™‚