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    Default Passionate Composter from N Ieland

    Hello everyone, I'm Carrie and I love composting!

    I have an allotment with my husband, started this year from a green field site, kindly handed over by our council. It started in April and since August I have been blogging about it. It truly is an exercise in Ecotherapy - I have had my life on hold for the past 10+ years due to chronic depression and anxiety disorder. The plot has helped to get me out there and talking to people, I have a positive interest and I get to communicate with people from all over the world about a shared passion. I also get relief out of blogging away and to not put too fine a point on it - this has literally saved my life. The mental health services here in N. Ireland are shockingly poor, this has been the best thing since finding the right meds.

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    Hi Carrie!

    I think you'll find that you get more sun out at the lottie and the exercise is great for depression and anxiety too! Welcome to the Vine!

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    Hi Carrie and welcome
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    Welcome Carrie. Growing your own is the best. I'm also a passionate composter - I get truly excited when I open up the bin and find barrowloads of this amazing stuff which is going to grow my next veg! And I honestly believe it's the best every therapy, absorbing physical work, in the fresh air - excellent stuff!
    And then when it gets too dark there's the Vine!!
    Life is too short for drama & petty things!
    So laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marigold007 View Post
    Hi Carrie!

    I think you'll find that you get more sun out at the lottie and the exercise is great for depression and anxiety too! Welcome to the Vine!

    marigold
    Thanks for the advice and the welcome, everyone is so friendly here. Glad my husband encouraged me to log on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FionaH View Post
    Hi Carrie and welcome
    Thanks again for the welcome, I love your tag line x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comfreyfan View Post
    Welcome Carrie. Growing your own is the best. I'm also a passionate composter - I get truly excited when I open up the bin and find barrowloads of this amazing stuff which is going to grow my next veg! And I honestly believe it's the best every therapy, absorbing physical work, in the fresh air - excellent stuff!
    And then when it gets too dark there's the Vine!!
    You LOVE the compost too, I knew there were other addicts like me out there! It is so exciting to make such good quality stuff for free.
    You are so right about it being a great therapy, the time passes so quicky if nothing else, and there is less time to wallow in your own problems.
    I have found that I am slightly addicted to forums now as well, is that bad?
    Thanks for the welcome

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    Hi Carrie
    Welcome from us in the Midlands. I'm new here too, lovely people and loads of inspiration
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