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It’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, I’m a Jill of all trades, interested in everything that happens along my path.

Friday Bench: Willow Reader

On view at Avebury Manor’s fab sculpture exhibition in the garden until October 13th. Unless it gets sold!

You can go for a wander though some of the other exhibits here.

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Friday Bench: Edelweiss

Edelweiss are quite hard to avoid in Switzerland. They’re everywhere, except in the wild it seems. These were in front of our hotel, and then…

… a quite different form can be seen at the top of the Brienzer Rothorn mountain which advertises an airline!

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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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚

Friday Bench: Spirit Song Over the Waters

I’ve spent a week gazing at this most magical of waterfalls, reputed to fall into a valley which inspired Tolkien’s Rivendell. The falls themselves inspired Goethe to write ‘Spirit Song Over the Waters

I took this photo on the start of a walk which takes you to behind the falls – I got soaked! πŸ™‚

You can read more about them here.