Thursday, August 17, 2006

Taking a turn in the garden

When one is engaged in serious and important activities such as training and "preparation", it is necessary to ensure that one keeps up one's fitness. I am finding that a brief turn in the gardens morning, noon and night will generally do the trick. Tucked away on the outskirts of Birmingham, Woodbrook provides an environment of tranquility and Jane Austin-esque beauty. The most impressive point to make about the gardens here at Woodbrook is that they are indeed practical as well as beautiful. The delicious stuffed squash that I ate for supper last evening was grown in this very garden.

Also, it is interesting to note that Gandhi stayed in this very building when he came to England in 1931. The Quakers are rather proud to announce that he burnt the carpet in Room 12 when attempting to cook his dinner in his room.

5 comments:

cristy said...

It looks very beautiful Aletia.

I am glad to see that you are enjoying yourself.

alana west said...

love this post, the garden looks lovely and the writing suits the post.

Anonymous said...

hi Aletia , it's Pete's dickhead brother here hahaha
hi , how is Blightey going ?? garden looks nice , maybe u got the department of landscaping and gardening instead of the U.N. office.
Hope all is going well
take care from da Kneale's

Anonymous said...

'taking turn' is very Jane Austin(y) too...! it looks so lovely. That is v. funny about Ghandi!!
love jane

Anonymous said...

ooh sorry I have to get used to this posting thing. I meant to say, 'taking a turn" (in the gardens) sounds very appropriate for J.Austin!