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19 July

2015 (written 20 July 2015):

Depression hit me again and I agreed with the Crisis Team that I wouldn’t go to the allotment which was disappointing.  I prepared myself for a fairly miserable day.  Fortunately, my family came up with a few ideas to keep me occupied and some of it involved gardening 🙂

My parents have Lady’s Mantle growing rampantly in their garden:

lady's mantle

They want rid of it as it really is taking over the available space.  So I donned my favourite gardening gloves and spent a pleasant half hour hacking it back so that it can be dug out.  And I do like digging …

Afterwards, my mother and I went to a Heavy Horse Show.  It was great to be outside in the fresh air with the grass (and mud!) under my feet looking at these magnificent animals.  There weren’t just heavy horses being shown – my favourites were the donkeys.

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6 thoughts on “19 July

  1. I just dropped by your blog to talk about something entirely different – but I’m so happy to see that you had a great day yesterday regardless of your depression. I left a comment to your recently on my post ‘What Do you Need?’ about whether or not Together We Can can have permission to publish your ideas in their upcoming report to change the mental health services in Leeds for the better. No worries if you don’t want to be apart of this, but I am meeting with them tomorrow so I thought I’d just double check incase you never got my message. If you want to look at what you said, here’s my post 🙂 https://bylaurenhayley.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/what-do-you-need/

  2. Sorry to hear you are having some hard times, Laura. It’s so nice to have such great support. And how can that cute donkey not bring some brightness to your day? It’s so adorable! Take care.

  3. Donkey really made me smile, he came third in his class and, yes, he brought brightness to my day. I just need to keep telling myself that this won’t last forever but, I have to say, life in the pit isn’t fun 😦

  4. With regard to locally grown food, I think part of the problem is people here are use to pulling into fast food places and buying what they consider an entire meal for well under $5. I think in some cases regarding food, we have gotten what we asked for. Sad state.

    • I think you really do have a point, Judy. It’s a sad state when processed rubbish is cheaper than natural, healthy food. And we’re living in financially constrained times so obviously people take the cheap options. I think ‘I don’t have time to …’ also plays a role.

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