Growing Better Lives

ciao ai nostri visitatori

Good to be back in Yurt after snow stopped play. The day started with introductions as we welcomed our Sicilian visitors, Georgio and Ippolito who will be with us for 8 weeks. 

Check in was very open and honest, the group felt that no matter what the hurt or pain is you are experiencing, it feels comfortable and safe to bring the walls down, the support experienced is like scaffolding offering support without imprisoning. 

We had to say goodbye to Rex  as he had to rush off to a meeting after check-in and feedback.  Georgio and Ippolito were taken to the allotment to meet our scarecrow Nat while Lynda, Hils and Johnny took Duke for a walk.

We utilized our wood burning stove to finish off our part baked spuds and heat up some baked beans.  There was quiche and dips to complement the spuds along with delicious sandwiches prepared by Georgio and Ippolito.  There was a lot to share, food and thoughts and feelings.  The group felt very at ease with our visitors.

 After lunch we lost our national pride and got trounced by the Sicilians at pick up sticks. Sharon was knocked off her pick up sticks throne (but she doesn’t mind). Poor Johnny just couldn’t get started as Vanessa was cheating (just for a change).

You’ve got to watch this one, she’s tricky!


We took a tour to show our visitors the delights of the environment centre and to replenish the bird feeders to make sure our feathered friends had enough to eat in the cold weather.  And of course, our visitors undertook the traditional Greencare initiation of the ‘slide to glory’ into yurterdom. 

We ended the day by settling down to write the blog, enjoy a hot cuppa and hot cross buns before check out bringing a close to the days warmth, unity and togetherness.