Howdy Folks,

I know since all the playlist madness I’ve been awful quiet on the blogger-sphere front but that’s because after nigh on 6 months unemployment I was finally offered a job of all things! I started this week at a wholesale nurseries pruning and maintaining a wide variety of ornamental and hardy tree varieties such as Birches, Hornbeams, Maples, Small-leaved limes, Chestnuts, Plums and Crab-apples to name but a few of their common names.

As an arboriculture practitioner I am armed with secateurs and string at all times in my trouser pocket (so i can tell the boss “Sorry but I’m a little tied up right now” etc.). Without wishing to sound too suggestive it has become like an extra appendage or limb which I am training myself to ‘ahem’ whip out and sharpen at ever faster speeds as a sort of fifth finger & second thumb. With the secateurs as my weapon of choice after only 5 days I almost feel naked (underneath my clothes as Shakira sang of course) without them. The drawback is that in winter conditions with constant physical labour, my scratched and brittle hands now do look worse than Les Dennis’ CV and require just as much padding.

Now just to learn several hundred subspecies and genus of immature saplings before spring prematurely rolls around…

Try to write soon my lovelies


ECOWORKS: A global ethos as well as some stunning local surroundings

ECOWORKS Community Gardens are the oldest & largest in Nottingham having been established onsite since the early 90s. Located across 10 gardens on the appropriately named Hungerhill Allotments site in St Ann’s (or Stan’s to those who know him well), they grow a wide range of fruit & veg more than worthy of market display with an abundance of apple & pear varieties ripe for the picking. Especially this time of year when their lushious fruits are droopier & closer to the ground than Hugh Hefner’s testiclay.


I read it through the grapevine


Considering today is the 10th anniversary of 9/11, an Ecoworks heritage site open day seems more apt & appropriate a place for peace & contemplation than any other within our fair native city.


Do the wonders never cease?


Hatred & intolerance be damned as whichever dark & disturbing personal demons you might happen to be battling – these guys got the natural surefire cure. There is definately high risk exposure to positive vibes & stimulating sensory habitats.


Man the air feels good whistlin through my ears lookin out across St Ann's from the Clay Building Living Roof


Don’t just take my poorly chosen words for it however – check it all out now & see for yobadselves duckehs:



Ecoworks Mini-Orchard & Radish patch plus faithful convert


Old Eric's Shed & Outhouse


Until next time – peace to all nations