On Monday, we went on a trip across the North Sea to the town of Brugge (Bruges) in Belgium. One of my colleagues had found a two-for-one deal with P&O ferries so this was the opportunity for my daughter to experience a ferry and for both of us to get a glimpse of a neighbouring country.
It’s actually quite common for people in Europe to nip over the border for a bit of shopping in another country, though if you’re going from Britain the word ‘nip’ is stretching it a bit…. Fourteen hours on a ferry (one way) does, however, add to the spice.
Now, in my endeavours to tread more lightly on the Earth, my motivation for going to Brugge was purely to wander round its streets, soaking up the atmosphere, but in a supermarket I came across pasta in a cardboard box. So that’s a few months’ supply without unnecessary plastic packaging. Yippee!
The weather was not at its finest, as you will see in the photos below, but hey Northern Europe is what it is.
I also noticed something sticking out of the compost bin hatch. Which turned out to be, er, compost ready to be taken out. This I duly did, so now the apple tree has had its first mulching.
I can’t believed the compost was ready so quickly – it must be the bokashi mix which went in last month. I’m particularly pleased because I need as much compost as possible as soon as possible for mulching. Not just the tree but where I’ve put cardboard down as well.