Christmas Day is upon us again and the food and drink is being eagerly consumed by friends and family. Christmas time reminds me of why I started this journey, why I am learning to garden and produce my own crops. Food and drink brings people together, creates a community and there is nothing more satisfying than seeing the fruits of a years worth of effort being the centre of the festive fun.
I find this time of year an opportunity for reflection and resetting myself ready for the year to come which promise challenge and happiness.
So what have I learnt from this past year? I have learnt to slow down, to enjoy things which I would normally have missed, to bounce back from failure and try again. I have learnt patience in a world which drives the need to consume at an ever faster pace and to be attentive when things conspire to distract me. Most of all I have learnt the joy of sharing; of watching people smile when they fill their plates with the food I have grown and the company it has brought together.
It’s a surprising amount to learn from putting a seed in the ground.
Happy Christmas and I hope you have a wonderful New Year.