#HappyDays 293 Seeing what one man, a shovel and a lot of bricks can create 18 months down the line.
#HappyDays 290 One year ago this same shot looked nothing like this. Everything that you see what made by my own hands and with my designed systems.
#HappyDays 289 Forgetting that the hardest boss I’ve ever worked for is definitely myself, need to learn to take breaks or sleep in or both.
#HappyDays 288 Arrived to find a garden that, though slightly abandoned, is very much alive and among the two meter tall borages were many of the plants I originally planted as well as many who had self seeded.
#HappyDays 287 When i first started learning Spanish I wanted more then anything to be able to explain thing, and now I can give most of a demonstration on microbiology inoculations and even answer questions for the most part in Spanish ^^
#HappyDays 285 Measuring up and CAD’ing La Loma is a lot more satisfying when finished.
#HappyDays 284 Making new friends, both macro and micro.
#HappyDays 282 Before one adventure has ended, plans for the next have already started.
#HappyDays 280 Scotland has given me the best display of its range of weather systems over the past two weeks. 10 years worth of seasons.
#HappyDays 279 Productive day of gardening and cleaning, just in time for spring.
#HappyDays 275 Got approved for my WIW Grant today meaning in April I will be taking on my first clients as Lloyd Richards Design.
#HappyDays 274 Packed my backs got the adventure, cleaned my room and tended to the new shoots just starting to come up.
#HappyDays 270 Finding people just as crazy as you are means you can stop calling yourself a lone nut.
#HappyDays 250 Sunday roast beef with yorkshire pud after a long night out with new friends and plenty of dancing.
#HappyDays 248 Music editing all day and all night.
#HappyDays 246 Traveled the world seeing amazing animals and landscapes and one of the most interesting caterpillar (Elephant Hawk Moth) was in a backyard in Western Super Mare.
#HappyDays 239 Woke up to a rhinoceros swimming in the pools, so I fished him out and let him go in the garden.
#HappyDays 236 Took the day off gardening to spend 39 CV’s to companies in five languages
#HappyDays 235 Sometimes I feel like a native spanish speaker… like when I need to tell a shop keeper that’s trying to rip me off what I really think about them
#HappyDays 233 Laid down 60 sqm of stone and brick in eight hours instead of seven days… no need for rockclimbing training.
#HappyDays 232 In the epic battle between giant rats and mid size snakes its always important to root for the under dog, or snake in this case.
#HappyDays 231 My biggest fear when starting the garden was not failing to create beauty, but failing to maintain the beauty in the form of the soil food web already on site. Today these fears were alleviated when I saw the first batch of field mushrooms pop up among the bananas and kiwis!
#HappyDays 230 Got the paving stones delivered making that the last material to come on site before completing phase II.
#HappyDays 229 Six months ago,Ayse give me an Inca Berry from her garden and I squished it up and saved the seeds in a paper towel. After traveling across two continents and four counties I am now the proud father of a GII Dikencik Inca Berry.
#HappyDays 228 Finally found the rock for the patio surface… finally.
#HappyDays 227 Put over 200 plants in the ground today.
#HappyDays 226 Learnt to drive on the right side of the road while driving on the right but wrong side of the car.
#HappyDays 218 Went to plant trees for the morning… ended up working on a construction yard all day.
#HappyDays 210 “But I think my most lasting impression was still the unhurried dignity and noblesse with which the Spaniard handled his drink. He never gulped, panicked, pleaded with the barman, or let himself be shouted into the street. Drink to him, was one of the natural privileges of living, rather than the temporary suicide … Read More
#HappyDay 205 Up at 5am to make bread for four hours and then spend the rest of the day gardening, very happy day.
#HappyDays 203 Carpentry plus 33C heat equals sun stroke. but totally worth it to finish Phase I of the garden
#HappyDays 202 Picked up the trellis boards for the garden and excited to do some carpentry tomorrow.
#HappyDays 201 Watched a pair of ants try to remove a germinating chickpea from their hole without much prevail
#HappyDays 198 After three weeks of digging, shoveling and building, I finally get planning permission do them.
#HappyDays 197 Finished digging out the third keyhole for the garden.
#HappyDays 196 Rainy days are best for finishing CVs, looking for jobs, getting depressed, and reading comics for the rest of the day
#HappyDays 193 Had a Sean Penn moment today with a Carpenter Bee where instead of running for my camera I just sat there and watched her.
#HappyDays 192 Laid bricks and concrete for 10 hours until I had to crawl back to the house and skip dinner cause I was so tired and sunstroke (this is actually a very happy day^^)
#HappyDays 191 One of the best parts of my day is waking up and checking on my seedlings to see who has poked their head up in the night, today was the Siberian Peashrub
#happyDays 190 Learnt today that I am not anaphylactic to wasps (and by extension bees) and that I am quite vengeful about getting bitten while I suntan
#HappyDays 187 Feeling lots of love from all over the globe on the day I’m tucked away from all it
#HappyDays 186 Got to say one line in a spanish TV show that I only messed up once
#HappyDays 185 Returning to find many of my cuttings from three months ago rooting and ready for transplanting
#HappyDays 184 Cemented in the first layer of bricks on the first layer of wall on the first terrace.
#HappyDays 181 Finished my portfolio today which has been tormenting me for the past 181 days.
#HappyDays 179 And the fourth out the ground is Vachellia farnesiana (Needle Bush) which was collected in Zagora, Morocco back in Dec and then travelled to Turkey, Germany and then back to Spain before getting a chance to live five months later./p>
#HappyDays 177 And the first plant out the ground is Physalis peruviana (Inca Berry) followed by Physalis peruviana (Yellow Tomato) and coming in third is Melissa officinalis (La Loma Lemon Balm)/p>
#HappyDays 172 Jumped in the pool declaring it summer… and then jumped back out to reassess it as Spring
#HappyDays 167 Another day, another country, another loaf of sourdough baked and consumed
#HappyDays 162 found out that about a fifth of my cuttings have rooted and are now going to be part of the patio design