Our Gardens: A Place of Refuge In These Difficult Times
Firstly, and most importantly, I hope you are all safe and well and managing to make the best out of this difficult time we all find ourselves in. At least the sun has been shining here in the UK most days and I, like many of you, have been outside working on my garden - and rewarded by some beautiful spring flowers and vegetable seedlings starting to appear. We also have birds nesting in the hedges and trees and very unexpectedly, baby robins in a compost bag in the greenhouse.... so that's out of bounds for a while, but I'm really enjoying a few stolen moments each day with the binoculars, watching the comings and goings of the wildlife around the garden. Our gardens have become increasingly important places for us all - spaces to breath some fresh air, take some exercise or simply relax and enjoy the moment in. Many of you have been thinking about how to make them look even better and I have been delighted to be discussing glass mosaic art commissions with several of you. If you have a commission idea you'd like to ask about, then please do get in touch. And many of you have been taking a DIY approach and creating your own mosaic work from my new garden kits. My brand new rainbow bunting kit is now ready to be launched and I know lots of you are very excited about this one; it's a project the whole family can get involved in during lockdown, creating something together to hang in your garden and treasure for many years to come. One of my facebook followers suggested making it with the family and then sending it to the grandparents who they sadly cannot see at the moment...I thought that was a brilliant idea!
Wherever you are in the world, do take care, keep safe and enjoy your garden and your creative projects.