Life begins at 60?
Since I retired I have become a writer, flower arranger,judge for Yorkshire in Bloom assisted in and presented on a local radio station, volunteer on an allotment for adults with disabilities and help to run a social enterprise with profits going to mental health charities etc etc
I live in West Yorkshire and spend much of the summer at the Yorkshire coast.
As always, wonderful to see what everyone is up to this week.
Here are my six:
Number One: Years ago, I grew these Aqualegia William Guinness from seed. Prettier when they look up in the sunshine.
Number Two: Three different types of Strawberry and Nasturtium in a hanging basket
Number Three: These cheap and cheerful Pansies have graced my front step since October.
Number Four: These Forget-Me_Knots cleverly self seeded in a redundant trough although when I attempt to establish them in a certain spot they don't oblige.
Number Five: (My neighbour's) Ceanothus
Number Six: I love this Potentilla shrub but it's really woody at the base. Dare I prune it hard in Autumn or Spring?
The Propagator generously hosts Six on Saturday. Click on the link to his blog to see what he and his followers are growing and doing in their gardens this week.
Launched in 2015, Nisa-Nashim is a network of Muslim and Jewish women
across the UK.The organization Nisa-Nashim,
the Urdu word and Hebrew word for women, was formed to bring the Jewish and
Muslim communities in Britain closer together. In the words of co-founder Laura Marks “Our message has always been reducing hatred
and reducing ignorance that leads to hatred, but our primary focus is on
Islamophobia and antisemitism.”
Here in Leeds we have one of the more than 24 groups that exist in the
UK.Our mission is to bring our
communities together and promote ways in which Jewish and Muslim women can
understand that their similarities are greater than their differences.Nisa-Nashim are now working towards setting
up student groups too. Members of our local group has visited each other’s places of worship,
stood side-by-side at Holocaust remembrance services, celebrated each other’s
festivals, built personal friendships and held discussions and picnics.Naturally, all activities involve delicio…