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When you’re having a bad day, odd day, crap day, stressed day or a day you simply want to forget, where do you go to put it all behind you? For me, it’s the garden.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a gardener, but I do like to grow things and see the flowers, birds, bees, butterflies and my family enjoy what I’ve created. It’s satisfying.

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All I need is a few minutes peace and quiet (difficult when you have two English Springer Spaniels as pets) and all my problems put themselves into perspective and take their turn in the queue.

Growing these flowers and fruits from seed, rather than buying the plant, makes it all the more worthwhile. Sure it takes a lot of work, but that’s part of the fun. And yes, as a writer who has a family and has other projects on the go it takes time. But, for the summer I get to sit in a garden full of flowers and watch the world go by.

Copyright © Tom Kane 2019

When I moved from England to Cyprus 11 years ago, I was set for a lazy time in the sun. To relax and chill for the rest of my life… it took 30 minutes for the airport to lose my two dogs. It took me hours to find them and at the same time cost a small fortune and a ton of paperwork into the late night to get my dogs out of doggie jail. “Welcome to Cyprus, please ensure your wallet and passport are open.”


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