Layer cakes

I have come to a small degree of self knowledge over the years and realise that one of my traits is to triple layer my cakes. If I have one heavy project on the go, requiring maximum mental concentration, then my immediate response is to balance another equally knotty problem on top of it, and with miminum encouragement, when sleepless nights beckon, balance another on top of that.

So at the moment I have the £million pound seven partner assessment to complete by early August, compounded by a second one , of similar size. I then have the final weeks’ work of my sabbatical cover job to complete, and tidy up, with several pieces of work involved. Then I have promised to complete editing David’s book on God, and have just decided to forge ahead to write a screen play/ first episode treatment for a TV series on the aid business!

My bossy brain is so much too big for my little boots that it is hilarious.  In the meantime I am catching up with my dear little blog. You, sweetie are my solace and side salad, in more ways than one.   Sunny Saturday morning here- singing at a wedding later, and shelling broad beans.  I am a firm believer in the adage. “Before enlightenment- chopping wood. After enlightenment- chopping wood.”  Our latest buzz word in the upper echelons of coping with global misery is “granularity”. It’s good to slip it into conversations if at all possible.    Well, the broad beans are the granularity in my life. Good for them.

About mrsgarnettsgarden

After a life in International Development where I have seen many resililent women farmers bring abundance out of almost nothing, I'm now more often at home in Derbyshire with my husband David, a retired Archdeacon who runs the churches on the Chatsworth estate. Our garden and my allotment are the setting for a little diary of plants and pottering, aided and abetted by our dogs, Spaniel jess, and Collie, Pip. David is a hen fanatic so the chicken runs encroach ever nearer the house. I work freelance as an assessor for Comic Relief International grants, and also run a little not for profit agency to help African women get going in business, called "Lasting Solutions."
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