Susan McClure – http://www.susanmcclure.com
See if you can name the latin names for these herbs
(as listed in The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Gardening by Arthur Hellyer)
SWEET BASIL =
SUMMER SAVORY =
WINTER SAVORY =
FRENCH SORREL =
My tip is to use memory images that link to the sound of the words and trigger stories in your brain.
For instance – DILL = PEUCEDANUM GRAVEOLENS
So I drew a picture of Bob Dylan throwing up on a grave of a guy called len who wears big big glasses. BOB DYLAN PUKED ON A GRAVE OF LEN’S!
You try it. And I’ll have made a flashcard test by tomorrow.
I have made it back into humanity – I threw out my rope and it held fast so I’m holding on! Looking into horticulture courses and gardening jobs and my options.
Saw an amazing gig THE BEAT feat DAVE WAKELING – people talking about love onstage always gets me as well as the great music, great company and great support from RUDER THAN U (coventry band) and FRANTIC ACTION (birmingham band). Now looking forward to one day seeing the BEAT with RANKING ROGER who I missed at Shambala Festival!
Went to a beautiful garden party decorated with neon boards and patterns and light berries in a tree.
And visited the PRE FABS from 1920’s and post war on wake green road in Birmingham for an open day.
Walked into someone’s house on the way to buy eggs who had opened her studio for an OPEN ARTISTS weekend taking place round Birmingham and bought a card and got this little business card. It was nice learning a little micro story and seeing all her lovely pictures. She hasn’t painted very much for 3 years because she’s looking after her sick husband and she’s got MS. Her friends came round and took turns tidying up the studio with her and making it beautiful. She was so grateful for their support. The power of asking for practical, positive help with a project. Just like Barbara Sher says. http://barbarasclub.com/how-to-get-what-you-really-want/
Being around new and well known people who I can talk to and finding a balance between talking about myself and my struggles in a positive and not bogged down way whilst learning about them and making each other laugh. Appreciating people a lot.
Didn’t want to go out at first but thought of it as a moral conundrum and put myself in the shoes of the people I care about who want to see me. Feeling very cosy at my friend’s house. It’s a long process to let yourself be accepted and I could have run away numerous times but I’ve been watching and learning like a little alien how I want to behave in order to get those cosy feelings and have my brain stimulated.
You know it’s a good day when you’re listening to the Penguin Cafe Orchestra.