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Depression and how gardening saved me

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 10:50

Reading all the way through this thread this morning, I found it quite sad to see how many of us have found it necessary to  find solace in our gardens  Depression and all that goes with it is so much more prevalent than I had imagined. It was, however, so uplifting to read how much being in the garden had helped everyone. 

Thank you for sharing.

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Posted: 02/03/2013 at 10:33

My biggest eyeopener as to how people perceive you was when I became a 'Saturday' girl, at the ripe old age of 42, (many years ago) in a bag and accessory shop.  I immediately became one of the 'unwashed' and many customers obviously saw me as a surf.  Rude, patronising and thought me brainless.  At first I was upset, but that soon wore off and I then began to see the funny side of it.  It was their problem, not mine. 

Depression and how gardening saved me

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 15:41

For me, gardening is so very theraputic.  When life was bad, my garden was my sanctuary.  All the problems and worries I had seemed to evaporate and I gained strength to get through another day. I wish everyone could find this release.


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Posted: 01/03/2013 at 10:50

That made me smile Frank and I have to agree.  I only kiss family and very close friends and never the double whammy.  When did it start I wonder?

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Posted: 28/02/2013 at 23:32

Sue H wrote (see)

Omg. Quick confession. Used to be doctors receptionist! ! Some patients were really rude. Had a terrible time.

I shouldn't have generalised Sue and I'm sure there are rude patients as there are rude people in all walks of life.  However, my own experience of my surgery is that they are immediately on the defence and never try to help. 

Chica, when my children were at senior school, one of the punishments given was to spend their lunch break picking up rubbish dropped by pupils, even though huge bins were provided. Obviously they hated it.  I expect parents today would think that too demeaning. 

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Posted: 28/02/2013 at 19:45

Actually GG I always find the best bit is the National Anthems and the singing during the match.  Not wishing to be unpatriotic, but do wish we could have an alterative anthem.  Used to live within spitting distance of Twickenham ground, so when a big match was on you had to get out early unless you wanted to stay in all day.

My sympathies Artjak.  Fortunately, only have your problem on the pavement outside house.  One particular dog, not yet caught the culprit owner.  Another gripe!!



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Posted: 28/02/2013 at 18:55

I heard that on the radio this morning Verdun and was appalled.  What was the man thinking of.

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Posted: 28/02/2013 at 18:52

GG I have an 8 year old grandson who should go on Junior Mastermind, chosen subject - Football.  Problem is, he thinks I know who and what he is talking about. Is already at the stage where 'the ref is useless'.  Quite funny really.

No football allowed on my TV, but I do actually like a bit of rugby, if England is playing.  I'm one of those people that true rugby fans moan about. 

Talkback: Garden seating areas

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 18:43

I feel very fortunate in having a South facing garden where the sun shines all day. I too, sat out week before last trying to get a little vitamen D. Large patio but I only have a 'Jack and Jill' seat which my kids bought me a few years back.  Also have a stone curved seat by the pond where I sit for a bit of therapy watching the Koi.  Intend gettinga further stone seat or bench for the end of the garden where there is a bit of shade just in case we get a baking hot summer!  Don't do bbq's so no table and chairs.

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Posted: 28/02/2013 at 18:10
GG, when you get the job, may I be your little helper. 
Another gripe about the docs is do the receptionists receive special training in bluntness and rudeness?  I always feel I am being a total nuisance in daring to call.  I find myself sort of apologising for troubling them to answer the phone.
I think I shall have to duck after I make my next gripe.  Far too much football on TV.  There, I've said it.

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