A Month Later…

It’s a month on since my last blog and my how things have changed.  I’ve exchanged my heels for gardening boots, my long beautiful nails are a distant memory and I rarely do my roots.  I’ve gone native!  But I do have muscles in my arms, some days a joy I can barely contain, and a heart bursting with love for this guy…




Hunter arrived on 14th December and we officially adopted him on 23rd December.  It was an amazing way to end what has been for me personally, an amazing year!

The day was so exciting, although I think I was a tad more excited by it all than he was!

Coming home!

Coming home!

Now it’s as if he’s always been with us, and he’s certainly made himself at home!

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I’ve been focusing mainly on the garden, well we do live in Garden House after all, and it’s been a revelation.  What I lack in knowledge I’m making up for in enthusiasm…we’ll see how long that lasts.  My first lesson was double check your working space BEFORE you plan your garden and start digging.  After digging three plots I found a path that ran right through the plot.  I can hear all you experienced gardeners throwing your hands in the air in despair.


Path disaster!

Path disaster!

After deciding not to dig it up I started the back breaking work of uncovering it only to discover that it goes into the fence and beyond.  So it’s been there sometime…which has given me an idea for a story…  So the hard work has been worth it.  And of course, I do have my helper to oversee things for me.

Checking on my progress...

Checking on my progress…


I’ve been lucky that we’ve had very little frost recently so I’ve got a lot more digging than I thought I would.  I thought I’d be looking out at the garden under snow and instead I’m out there making discoveries every day.  Recently when I was washing my spade I found some strawberry plants, and the first show of snowdrops are coming through by the boot cleaner.


First Snowdrops!

First Snowdrops!

And last but certainly not least, the third thing that has been occupying my time is our imminent wedding.  We’re just shy of eight weeks away from the big day and preparations are hotting up.  I’ve bought my shoes, had my first fitting and ordered my flowers.

And yes, I am still writing.  Just finished my submission to the Northern Writers Competition (fingers crossed), I’m finalizing my next two non-fiction books due out in a couple of weeks time and I’m working daily on my next fiction novel due to be released later this year.

Life’s  is…well, just amazing actually!


Allison’s two new non fiction books are out from January 27th as ebooks.  You can order early by emailing her at allisonagius@me.com or go to Amazon.

‘Five Simple Steps to Success’ is a guide to making the changes to your daily habits that will ultimately change your life.  

‘The Seven Day Book of Meditation’ is a seven day programme designed to introduce you to meditating.




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About me

Allison Agius lives in the North East of England with her husband.  They have five children between them. 

When she’s not working or writing she spends her time riding her Honda Hornet (in the summer), running (in the summer) and eating chocolate!