I went to the village plant sale the other week, the money raised is going to the school and the school garden. Whilst there I meet some more people from the village. They are a mixed bag, but mostly they are retired professionals. Doctors, Solicitors, Professors, mostly over 75. There are a few people around our age, who were moaned about as "they go to work, drive into their garage and we never see them". I dont think it occurs to them that their job could be demanding and they dont want drama, or extra work.
I meet the local vicar. All very The Vicar of Dibley, dropping huge hints about us going to church. I smiled where needed. And another lady said about joining some local womens groups, because they needed some young blood and they are hoping for someone new to breathe fresh life around it all.
The thing is, I want to just blend in to the back ground of the village. I dont want to be that involved. That sounds bad. I know that. We just want a quiet life where we buy some plants and speak to one or two of the locals and I hope to find someone my age that maybe would like to start a book club.
Maybe this is why I got the reaction I did at the post box, maybe she is just an old bat. Who knows. Its all about balance. This is all a lot of maybes.
Thanks for all your comments lately. They are a real tonic.
To show you what I like in gardens, here are a few pictures from our old house (3 houses ago). It makes me smile and makes me feel happy. I like a Greek - South of France feel. Grape vines, pergolas etc. In the front garden, I am hoping to have lots of terracotta pots and glazed blue ones. To go with my new blue front door. I want to come into the drive, and it make me feel happy. I go to my friends house and her garden always makes me smile. I want that here. My own slice of holiday, everyday. Not just for 2 weeks a year.
Look at all of those lovely leaves to make dolmades with. Yum
And sweet grapes to eat, by just reaching your hand up when eating dinner out side. What could be better...
Dappled shade in the summer, light filled in the winter when the leaves have dropped. Perfection. And all natural.
Anyone else have grand garden designs in their head?