IF THERE is one thing we all seem to be short of these days, it is time.
Well, that's what we all say.
As far as I can tell there are still 24 hours in a day and I'm pretty certain a shortage of time isn't our problem; it's the increased number of distractions - things like the internet; endless TV channels; being able to shop whenever we like.
So with the days getting warmer and longer, I reckon we should all be trying to claim back some of our time.
Let's ditch the distractions - not completely, but cut back on them - and get some time back for ourselves and our families, and get back to simpler living.
I thought about this while reading today's story about Peter Nicholson's call for a local beetroot grower to keep him supplied.
He hasn't been able to find anyone who can help, yet beet- root is one of the easiest crops to grow in a backyard.
That made me think that I have been living in my current house for about nine months but haven't even started a vegetable patch yet.
And I can't come up with a good reason why I haven't, except that I've been short of time.
Well that's no longer good enough in my life. If I don't have time for something as simple and beneficial as growing my own fruit and vegetables, then some other things will have to go.
I don't know if I'll be planting enough beets for the 25kg Peter needs, but it is definitely time to get outside and start digging.
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