Growing Better Lives

Freezing but lots of warmth!

The group gathered in the zero temperatures wrapped close in coats and blankets waiting for the wood fire to warm the yurt up! Coaming in it feels more settled than previous weeks will more positive feelings and despite the cold we had a warm check in with people supporting each other and seeing similar patterns.


A bumble bee visited us in the yurt to let us know spring is on the way then we had a short break and then we caught up with development plans and sorted out what we were doing this day.

We split in to two groups – one went to Flowerland to buy supplies to build a warmer fire (Neil was initiated into the joy of Lynda’s car and driving!) whilst Johnny became our temporary soup gecko making an Irish leek and potato soup which was highly commended.

After lunch we made a valiant to move (the soup, quiches and the banoffee fudge cake making us very sleepy…

We went out into the sunny afternoon- still cold but we could appreciated the winter air and seeing the snowdrops, daffodils and other signs of new life appearing. Hope and with promising thoughts of the future – and empty site gave us the space to just be.

Back to the yurt and thought of our gr4encare trip to plan – Savil gardens? Boulter Locke? Decision will be made (but not today!)

A cup of tea, writing the blog, eating caramel shortbread – a positive end to the day. We look forward to being together again next week when we will welcome Hils – we are getting fit for the haker lesson!