If ever a word summed up this week, it has to be fruition. To be honest, it is a good way to categorize October, full stop. There are two meanings and both fit. Plans that have taken months/years to implement are being fulfilled. Also, our garden is full of fruit, ready to be processed.

Back in spring, I plunged hundreds of seeds into soil, tucked them in and wished them bon voyage. It was a leap of faith. Trusting, that hidden out of sight, they would do what nature does best. Not that I abandoned them completely. I watered, weeded and cared for them. Some battles I lost. RIP cucumbers, for one. I won’t make the same mistake next year.

Roll forward to now and I’m reaping the benefit. I have barrows full of apples, potatoes and pumpkins. Crates of beans and tomatoes. Bowls of peppers, aubergines and chillies. Turnips the size of a small child’s head. All from those tiny, little seeds. I cannot tell you how many bowls of raspberries I’ve collected. Let’s just say more than enough.

(Apparently a pumpkin is technically a fruit because it contains seeds!)

And it all started with a leap of faith.

I’ve just dropped Eldest teen off at her second exam. The end of her first week. She was the only one taking it. I absolutely admire her determination to sit these exams. She had enough points to go with them, but she chose to walk a different path from her friends. Time will tell if it was the right decision. She’s worked hard. She deserves to do well. It has taken months of planning and preparing, not to mention years of study.

Another fruition moment. I finished my knitted jumper, just in time for the leaves to turn and the thermometer’s mercury level to head south. I’m pleased with it. It’s not the same as buying from the shop, where you try it on before you buy. Or at least you used to before shops got a bit shifty about that sort of thing due to Covid 19.

With knitting, you look at a picture, squidge the wool between your hands and dive head first into knitting. It took several months of my time, knotting the wool into a shape, before I reached the point that I could try it on. Every chance that I’ll not like it or realise it doesn’t flatter me. Even worse, that it doesn’t fit me. If ever there was a leap of faith, it would be knitting a jumper.

Good job I like it. Still needs blocking to get rid of the wrinkles.

Time for the weekend. Hopefully it won’t be as wet as last weekend. Youngest teen proving that you are never too old to jump in puddles. This is a flooded bridge near us, on one of our dog walks.

Did anyone else take the government retraining quiz? What did you come up with? I ended up with lots of categories, but I didn’t look at them all. My favourites were a nanoscientist or an IT cyber security officer. Looks like I should have gone into the secret service! If only these jobs had existed when I sat through the career advice at school. Alas, this is one aspect of my life that will probably never come to fruition.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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14 thoughts on “Fruition

  • Friday 9 October, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    I love how you’ve had everything come to fruition, from tomatoes to jumpers, and who doesn’t love a good puddle 🙂 I have just done the test and I got nanotechnologist….I’ve seen it a lot, I wonder if there is a shortage of them? My favourite was Astronomer, from teeny tiny to the entire universe 🙂

    • Friday 9 October, 2020 at 5:41 pm

      Oh I had that one too.

  • Friday 9 October, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    What a perfect word fruition is!
    You have done so well with the produce from your garden.
    It sounds like your eldest is very determined and has worked hard. Good luck to her.
    That jumper looks fab! Well done x

    • Sunday 11 October, 2020 at 2:30 pm

      Thank you. Yes lots of hard work, all round.

    • Monday 12 October, 2020 at 7:33 pm

      Never a truer word written.

  • Monday 12 October, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Your jumper is amazing! Enjoy wearing it. The fruit and veg looks so good and I am sure tastes so much better since it is home grown #MMBC

    • Monday 12 October, 2020 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you. It is lovely to wear. The fruit and veg does taste better fresh. A different flavour to anything in the supermarkets.

  • Monday 12 October, 2020 at 8:56 am

    You are amazinly proficient at helping nature come to fruition. I’m so envious of all your produce and your ability to knit a jumper or sweater. The puddle jump is my favorite photo – I loved playing in the mud when I was young. Hope your week is wonderful. #MMBC

    • Monday 12 October, 2020 at 7:28 pm

      Thank you! I don’t suppose you have much need to knit in Florida! He had so much fun jumping and running through the water.

  • Monday 12 October, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    So wonderful to see so much come to fruition for you. Your garden bounty looks delicious and you did a great job on your sweater! #MMBC

    • Monday 12 October, 2020 at 7:25 pm

      Thank you. It is amazing to see the pumpkins and apples come in each year. Makes it all worth while.

  • Tuesday 13 October, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Fruition is such a lovely word for your week. I love seeing your harvest. How lovely to be reaping what you sowed earlier this year. Love your jumper. I never thought of knitting as being a leap of faith, but it is. Good luck to your eldest with her exams. Love the photo of your youngest teen jumping in the puddle. It’s interesting to see what the government retraining quiz came up with for different people. Mine came up with actor which seems ironic given that those in the arts are the ones being told to retrain! #WotW

    • Tuesday 13 October, 2020 at 4:07 pm

      I think you’d suit an actor, but a surprising choice to offer for the retraining options, in this case.

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