I tried to describe this blog to someone and they asked whether I was recreating that sitcom with Felicity Kendall, the Good Life. While here is a touch of that I suppose, I want it to be about a bit more than home and gardens and the compost bin . I want it to be about people too and the way they meet up across boundaries to create communities. That was what we found on Monday when we left our work manor to enter unknown territories in Bermondsey to do some volunteering at Bede House, a community project on a large housing estate. It was a great day. Not only the adventure of going somewhere new, the park through the mist, the sunshine, but the pleasure of getting mucky, working together and a job well done. If only clearing out my own junk was half as satisfying this house would be a lot cleaner.
When I arrived home, I still had enough energy to finish making the Dark Chunky Marmalade I'd started the night before.
But not quite enough energy to do the washing up.