Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Shedding




Apparently there  is a "new" phenomenon around called shedding
This is where someone sees something that needs doing in their community and, well, just does it!
This sort of thing has been going on for years.....indeed village elder Islwyn, some ten years ago now , took it on himself to refashion, organise and upgrade the entirety of the new graveyard....a Herculean task in itself, and one he completed more or less single handed and in all weather.

Today, I had the nicer part of Shedding, as the weather is fine and the breeze on the village green just right in offsetting the humidity, I got stuck in with clearing weeds from the lavender path.
I noted a while ago that Bridget, (who runs the youth club ) had been planting out pots and borders on the green herself and as the weeds over the lavender had seriously got on my tits, I invested a hour to do something about them.
Not that I got much done.
Islwyn turned up with more stories in him than four editions of  Aesop's fables, and Jason, bored with his sore hand came over for a chat .
I told him I would photograph him looking glum but he moved over to the benches so I could photograph him looking heroically into the middle distance.


37 comments:

  1. good for you! i think more people should shed. what's happening with the dog that bit jason?

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  2. A wonderful community and really good people who live in it.

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  3. I used to keep my own street and the adjoining one free of litter and tidy, but it became apparent that someone was very deliberately sabotaging my efforts, so I stopped wasting my time. I still don't understand why people buy a takeaway or coffee , then drive 5 or so miles to eat it on a very ordinary little street and have to leave their rubbish as proof.

    So glad that Jason is home and didn't require a skin graft.

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  4. New? It has been going on quietly for years. I have never heard it called shedding though. Oh, I just noticed you put new in inverted commas. No, it isn't new.

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    1. Perhaps it is just giving it a name that is new.

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    2. That's it....it tickled me that Jeremy vine referred to it as a new practice on the radio

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    3. Rachel's right...it's just the name that's new. Good for you, John...there are those who (?) 'shed' and those who just say 'they' ought do do it! What a lovely communal space you have in Trelawnyd, a perfect place to sit and look artistically glum!

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  5. Love the picture and the idea of shedding. I may try that out.

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  6. Am not sure we'd be allowed to do that sort of thing here without Health and Safety interfering.

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  7. My OH always goes along our lane picking up the rubbish that other people have chucked out of their car windows. This week he discovered a huge dog bed, carefully placed at the side of the road. The amenity site is only a mile away and there are rubbish bins just a few fwwr away!

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  8. It reminds me of some friends who came to stay and thinking they were helping, weeded my path of all the lovely little wildflowers I had been gently encouraging to grow between the cracks. It’s hard to smile with steam coming out of your ear ‘oles!

    LX



    LX

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  9. Communal spirit only exists in pleasant villages. If you started weeding in Wigan or Barnsley, they'd have you locked up. Well done!

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  10. There looks to be no shortage of Alchemilla Mollis in your village - but that's its trouble of course - one plant and you have it everywhere - but I love it.

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  11. Barbara Anne4:09 pm

    What a worthy, helpful project and well done for taking the lavender border in hand. The term "shedding" is new to me, too.

    How can Jason be glum when he's wearing a siren red hat? Still, being bored is better than being in hospital.

    Are you happily anticipating your trip to Spain - tomorrow?

    Hugs!

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  12. Have a lovely break and stay safe in the heat. Jxx

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  13. Lovely photos and I am so glad Jason is home and healing without the need for a skin graft. Have a great holiday and tell us all about it on your return.

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  14. Why on earth is it called "shedding"?

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    1. Arthur "two sheds" Jackson
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA8xTGP_M8g

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  15. Well, I just learned a new word today!

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  16. I've never heard it called that but good for you that you helped out. You are blessed to live in such a nice community. I hope Jason is feeling better and his hand is healing well.

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  17. Makes a nice change from cottaging I expect.

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  18. poor Jason's hand! and do I spy with my little eye off to the left a red telephone box? I thought all those were gone!

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  19. I'd never heard it called shedding. But there again I didn't know it was Hump Day today either. I lead a sheltered life.

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  20. Lovely place to sit and meet up with people good on you and everyone for doing their bit for the community.

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  21. I thought you meant the dogs were moulting in the heat :-)

    I've never heard it called that either. I just call it tidying up the neighbourhood, I'd do my bit but we don't have a neighbourhood .. lol!!

    What a nice little oasis in the middle of the village.

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  22. I love the idea of shedding. And Jason does look heroic. Glad he's out and about.

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  23. Is that a Trump cap on Jason's bonce?... "Make Randy Great Again".

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  24. Lovely alchemilla mollis ..... So pretty ( as is Jason ! ) The only bit of shedding that goes on around here is a man who picks up litter..... we have lived here for 33 years and he has been doing it since we moved here. I was a bit worried that shedding was another form of dogging ..... I’m glad that it wasn’t !!! XXXX

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  25. Not a term I knew. And a concept which is becoming rarer round here. Sigh. I suspect it is one of the advantages of village life.

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  26. That’s super cool! And I did not know the term. Again, I live in a subdivision and these things just don’t happen. The uniformity is imposing. I felt like a rebel when implanted some peonies in a tiny square meter near my door.

    XoXo

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  27. There was a story in the news yesterday about a contractor here in town who was doing some work in his own neighbourhood and noticed cyclists in particular having a lot of problems with a huge pothole on the road. He had his crew, the equipment and the supplies so he just took it upon himself to fix it! Of course the politicos wanted to censure him but he got so much good publicity that they had to back down.
    Good for you and the others for just getting on with things.

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  28. That's a serious dressing! I've shedded myself; just never knew the official description.

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  29. Anonymous5:13 am

    Glad Jason is healing. Love your village. I live in a big city and don’t really know my neighbors. Hope you manage to stay in your cottage in lovely Trelawnyd! Wish I lived there too. Enjoy reading your blog ... you have a way with words.

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  30. Hope Jason's hand is mending well. Good deeds never go unrewarded!

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  31. Shedding sounds like a generous giving of oneself.

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