There will be other ways to get to our lovely little piece of dirt but they won't be as pretty and will certainly cut off access to neighbours, known and unknown who stop for a chat while we tend to our dirt. Contact with friends and neighbours that I enjoyed frequently while on maternity leave and that I deeply miss now that I am working again.
For now, my vegetable garden is a learning curve.
I just can't believe the luxury of it. Marlowe running amok while Fenner and I see what's new and growing in the little garden. A chance to chat with each other in slower moments than we have at home when it feels like I'm always leaving for work or coming back at the end of the day to a spent and tired family - feeling tired, spent and distracted myself.
Watching the donated clematis fighting the good fight against the aggressive hog weed
The only moments that seem to be fleeting are those that don't have the luxury of space and time to occur in our city lives.