Working holiday...

20 September, 2012

As of 5pm this afternoon I am FREE! Free as the wind. Until 1st October. Because then I have to go back to work.

Yes, I have all of 6 whole days away from the working world. This is the first time I've had off all year, and I just managed to scrounge a week. And as I'm of the belief that holidays away are pretty ineffectual unless they are of least two weeks in duration (I mean, by the time you factor in travel times, settling in etc you barely have any true holiday time before you have to pack up and leave. Pointless in my opinion.) I have decided to have a stay-cation.

I plan to use this time wisely. As well as lots of sleeping in, catching up on films I've been meaning to see, losing myself in art galleries and generally enjoying myself, I have a gardening to-do list. And I'm blogging about it in the hope that it will help make me actually do most, if not all, of it. By posting it here I now have to face up to the shame if I don't deliver.

Let us see how much of this I actually complete during my time off.

Things to do in the garden (in no particular order):
  1. Extend veggie garden beds
  2. Finish raised beds in orchard
  3. Finish gravel paths
  4. Make potted herb garden in veggie garden corner
  5. Fix lattice supports for pear espalier
  6. Revamp nature strip
  7. Get compost delivered and spread around yard
Some of these things are big jobs. Some of them are small. I will attempt to complete them all.

We shall see how it goes. I will be posting updates as they get ticked off the list.


  1. Stay-cations are the best I did one of those in August I think it was almost as satisfying as when you go away. It is quite the impressive list to get on with. Enjoy every last sleep in

  2. Good luck with that list - it looks like a big one. Have a great break.

  3. Have only just found your blog. Enjoy your break. Good luck with all your jobs. Do you have a photo of your espalier pear somewhere on your blog?

    1. Thanks. I don't have a photo of the pear espalier yet, but that is on my to do list for tomorrow (its a small job so should get done!) so I will be sure to post photos.

  4. Oh I'm so jealous of all that time you have ahead of you to just devote to the garden! I hope you get lots of time to relax too :)

    1. It is a bit of a treat! I have been doing plenty of relaxing, probably to the detriment of completing tasks but anyway...