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Saturday, 25 February 2017

Brightened Up My Day

There I was having a pretty foul morning, feeling a little deflated that things weren't going my way today and that I wasn't getting the things done that I wanted to when I was disturbed by the postman, a welcome distraction from the work I was trying to do anyway. When I greeted him at the gate I got an unexpected package amongst the usual mail.

Goodies from Graham Burnett
My Permaculture mentor and good friend Graham Burnett had sent me a few goodies that totally brightened up my day. Along with a hand written card featuring his own artwork I got a beautiful Permaculture poster, a copy of his permaculture design notes booklet "Towards an Ecology of the Self" and a copy of the booklet "Apo(m)lemic" which is a history of the humble apple orchard. If you haven't checked out Graham's work yet I highly recommend heading over to www.spiralseed.co.uk, I did my Permaculture Design Course with Graham, he is a fantastic teacher and really knows his stuff.

It is amazing how an act of kindness can make a bad day do a complete U-turn, and this small care package really lifted my mood and gave me something to look forward to reading once I finished playing email tennis with our architect, writing some blog posts and ordering in materials for our embroidery business. Now I'm off to put my feet up for a well earnt rest and to get stuck in to my new goodies!

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  1. That is a wonderful care package! One of the seed companies I order from includes a little botanical calendar, an extra packet of seeds (beyond what you ordered), and a sticker or refrigerator magnet or two. I love the fun and surprise of it all. How nice of your permaculture mentor to think of you, and sounds like perfect timing!

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    1. ooooh, which seed company is that Marcie?

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  2. We all have days like that. "Some days are diamonds, some days are stones." Can't remember who said it but they were right.

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    1. I've never heard that saying before but it is going in to my favourite quotes now!

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  3. It's always nice to receive a 'care' package. Even a note or card can brighten up a horrible day!

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    1. Definitely brightened up my day Sharon, Graham is a great author and his gifts were very gratefully received

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  4. How nice! Looks like the graphics are fantastic.

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