We do seem to have packed a lot into the last couple of weeks. Burg’s meditation group (http://theartofmeditation.org/) went out last Wednesday, Clare Gennon and Richard Farmer’s Metatronic Healing weekend came in on the Friday (http://www.metatronic-life.com/) – and Burgs returned for his seven day retreat on the Monday! Phew! Interestingly, these quick changeovers, which are very frequent these days, seem to get easier and easier as we get more used to doing them and trust more that everything will fall into place if we just stay quietly engaged with what needs to happen. Anyway, Burgs’ retreat is now in till next Monday so a chance to catch our breath!
Steve has taken a bit of time off recently, roaming the Brecon Beacons with a back pack. He’s come back looking very aired and extremely bearded! He’s been easing back into work with some mowing and mending, and cleaning all the outside windows of the house now that the swallows and martins have finally left their nests in the eaves (making it now worth doing!).
We continue to be inundated with produce. Hilary has been using up some courgettes that we accidentally let grow to marrows, spinach and chard, turning it into delicious minted pea, spinach and courgette soup. A wonderful colour as well as taste! Not quite time to pick the apples but we continue to freeze the windfalls for puddings next year. We’ve been juicing windfall pears too which make a beautifully tasty, sweet juice.
There’s still a fair bit of colour in the garden – pink, orange and yellow dahlias, cosmos in various pinks and whites, nasturtiums, heleniums…..Today’s so warm, you can hardly believe autumn is here.
Well, time to turn our attention to next week’s menus and collect up today’s windfalls,
Mel & Steve
Poulstone Court Retreat Centre