FROM THE ED­I­TOR

Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

My week­ends are gen­er­ally a manic mix of kids, house­work, a bit of writ­ing, some craft work, and plenty of work work catch­ing up on sto­ries writ­ten by oth­ers, plan­ning the week ahead, get­ting ahead of the game be­fore the crazi­ness of the week comes rush­ing through the door on Mon­day morn­ing.

This past week­end, how­ever, I got side­tracked. And I loved it.

Sat­ur­day was spent hang­ing out at the Rock­a­billy Show and Shine. Beau­ti­ful cars and beau­ti­fully dressed women (and men) pas­sion­ate about their cho­sen life­style.

Sun­day, af­ter the house­work, I got cor­ralled into paint­ing flower pots, then get­ting pot­ting mix and flow­ers for said pots. Be­fore I knew it, I was swept up in colour, dirt, dreams and plans. I was heav­ing pots around, up­end­ing bag af­ter bag of dirt, and mar­vel­ling at the in­cred­i­ble colours of flow­ers - and I’m par­tic­u­larly taken with the new ‘Bum­ble­bee’ petu­nia, es­pe­cially in a yel­low pot!

My best laid plans were set aside, and not a re­gret was had.

– Shan­non.

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