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Here we are in the Cowbridge Physic Garden - or rather here I am with my iPhone which I use far more for photos than for calls. This used to be one of the Council maintenance depots and a nursery also for shrubs and trees - but of course it was sold off and somehow keen townsfolk acquired it and as a Millennium project turned it into an 18th century Physic Garden where you will find a plant for every ill. There's a fine Pergola here which occasionally I sit under - roses one end and a vine (which came from Clisson) at the other. I took this a couple of weeks agao on a rare occasion when the sun was shining.

Today is not a fine day weather wise being very warm and muggy with no breeze. The portico you can see is just somewhere to sit if it is raining. There's a matching one at the other end and the building behind that looks Jacobean but is actually Victorian is the old boys' Grammar School where Anthony Hopkins was educated. Now it has been refurbished as expensive flats. The Church where I play the piano is just off to the left. There's a fountain in the middle into which you can throw a penny and make a wish, but the water is not always turned on and sometimes the 'youff' of the town think it funny to put dye into the fountain and turn it orange.

Hope you are having a good day. Since arriving back on Saturday evening we have despatched almost £1500 worth of labels. And there'll be more tomorrow. I am worn to a ravelling and must out again very soon to take J to Waitrose. I deserve my recuperating coffee at Caffe Nero. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted at 5th Sep 2017 - 04:54PM   Posted by Fennie   Pic of the Day Comments: 4

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Camilla's Avatar The Pysic Garden sounds like heaven Fennie thanks for posting the lovely pic. What a wonderful place to go to to just unwind and let your thoughts wander.

Have had a very busy day so far if not physically but mentally too, just gulping down half of Guinness before cooking evening meal. Lovely walk over the dunes this morning early hardly anyone about that time folk gone back home after holidays and children no doubt back at school too. More walks this afternoon and did a grocery shop too and laundry .

You are very busy with all those labels Fennie hope you get a break soon although all good for the business to keep ticking over. Hope you enjoyed your coffee at cafe Nero now pour yourself a large glass of red tonight you deserve it Fennie.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 5th Sep 2017 at 05:44PM

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Faith's Avatar That's a heck of a lot of labels FennieLaughing You are such a creative person it seems odd to me that you would do labels..... not quite sure what you do with them.... print them? - still it seems a mundane job for the likes of you - hope its lucrative?

Posted by: Faith on 5th Sep 2017 at 09:10PM

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Fennie's Avatar Thank you, Camilla. What I really need is a head and neck massage but I can't see one of those materializing so I shall just have to imagine it. Very Happy

Thanks for the compliment, Faith. But I've only been doing the labels for the last 15 years and I've done lots of other things, some paid, some unpaid. But I am very bad at putting myself forward. I can't bring myself to push the books I have written for instance. It sounds silly, it's almost as though I have some sort of phobia.

On the labels some we print, others we broke (i:e someone prints them for us); others again we stock and sell from stock.
The problem is it is up and down, some days there is little to do and other days I am rushed off my feet. It isn't lucrative but it helps to top up the pension. The consultancy work I was doing begin to dry up around 2001 and my brother in law wanted to give up the labels business that he had started so I took it on. Sorry, probably too much information here. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Sep 2017 at 10:42PM

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Camilla's Avatar Yes I could do with one of those head and neck massages myself Fennie too.Very Happy

I think you should push yourself forward with your books Fennie you have an amazing creative brain you only have to look at your last novel set in Russia I thought most brilliant.

Posted by: Camilla on 5th Sep 2017 at 11:21PM

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