Lessons from a Guernsey Holiday Cottage Garden

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Ever since I had a Fitbit I have had difficulty standing still. Why waste the opportunity to accumulate more steps and hasten the achievement of the 10,000 step daily target? Being constantly on the move can be perceived as annoying by those sitting still, such as my wife while she is sitting quietly pondering the cryptic clues to a crossword.

Standing very still in the garden of the holiday cottage I stayed in last week is a garden roller. I have a roller in my garden. Mine has a broken handle and needs to be repaired. The holiday cottage roller has stood still for so long that it has become overgrown with ivy. This could be the garden roller version of the three-toed sloth that apparently moves so slowly that algae grows in its fur.

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