My Garden and Greenhouse

My wife Muriel and I still enjoy our garden even although at this time of year there is a lot to be done just to keep the place tidy! It is a topic of conversation exchanging comments about our current aches and pains, hopefully we will get a bit fitter as the Spring turns to Summer

I also enjoy my greenhouse and have been growing various plants in it over the winter. Sweet peas, polyanthus, etc. Muriel gave permission to put my polyanthus seed trays in the fridge early on, so it was fun seeing then flower recently. I now have lots of plug plants growing on, and have also got  my tomatoes plants in. I still use a 40 watt heater at night just in case of frost. I also have lots of strawberry plants growing which I wintered in the greenhouse.  I hope this is a good year for the tomatoes, I’ll be able to let you see the results in due course.IMG_3545

Welcome to my blog!

This is the post excerpt.

Other people shape our lives and thinking, and it has been a privilege to meet a wide range of people in my world travels over the years, from different social, cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds. Those closest to us however perhaps shape us most, so I’m particularly thankfulI to my dear wife Muriel, brother Martin and sister Mary with whom I have shared many of life’s joys and sorrows. Also friends and leaders in my own Church with whom I have served for more years now than I care to remember. There is one book that has altered the course of my life more than anyone or anything else, and that is The Bible. My Father introduced me to it at a young age and encouraged me to heed the instruction given in Proverbs chapter 3, verses 5-6. This advice surpassed all other advice he gave me, and I have proved the veracity of it over many years. 

‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your path straight’

Many of you will be familiar with my my engineering and ‘Christian relief and development’ activities throughout life, and also my hobbies and interests, but if not, you can read, if interested,  a synopsis on this blog in the ‘about’ section.

This is a picture of my wife Muriel and I at Pittenweem in Fife, where we got engaged in 1957