Sow it, grow it, enjoy it.
Evening slug hunters,
Weather first, its been warm (no thermals needed) but the suns been playing military games, ie in out in out
so you think “is it going to rain” and then its out again.
Like yesterday ive been in the garden all day and when i’d finished approx 9pm i stood back to admire what i’d done & then thought is that all ive done!!
Us gardeners never seem to do all we wanted to.
Now last night after the days gardening and a shower i sat down to watch a program i was told by our visitors i must watch “SKINT”
For those who may not have seen it it’s about a lot of younger people and middle aged living on a housing estate and drink/drungs etc.
Most are out of work and the program made me think of my own life and how it was when i left school and we’re i am today “retired”.
I was born in a city “a slum area” but the difference was that everyone worked, some in shops /tate & Lyle the sugar people employed a lot of people / But no matter who you we’re you worked.
I left school at 15 and ive never drawn any handouts or taken drugs,
my gardening hobby shouldn’t have ever been because we didnt have gardens and so gardening didnt come into our street lives,
I watched that program and couldnt help but think "you people have no chance for a good future retirement because your putting nothing in the kitty “just taking every penny you can out of it”
And you children? No chance.
I enjoy reading the blogs from people who have retired and inspite of the scars of age they’re still enjoying the gardening and asking for nothing.
It’s very true when you think of it "you sow your future seeds in as much as work and cut your cloth to fit your life style,
you grow as you go along and look ahead as to what you’d like to have or become (no free meals)
And like myself and many members on this forum if you kept going by the rules "you’ll get to the retirement and its then you enjoy all you worked & planned for?
Maybe a few aches here & there "but " thats an age thing and not a drug use result.
I feel no guilt for what i have and it all came about through a working class wage pkt and never any £million pound bonus for doing a bad job as seems the thing of today.
For those who have managed to get to retirement age and enjoy it! Good on yer you’ve earned it and your getting something back of what you paid in all those years of working.
Regards and good gardening “Dungy”.
- 4 Jun, 2013
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