Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically, which we share with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I work as an environmental educator, lecturer, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and have spent the last 11 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun. To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!


Friday, 26 October 2012

The fall out from the Jimmy Saville abuse stories in the media


www.bbc.co.uk
Sexual abuse can affect survivors for decades afterwards. Lives are blighted by breakdowns and relationship difficulties.


As someone who was abused as a child , it has taken me 35 years to " come out" and even think about all this              
so despite the awfulness of the Jimmy Saville stuff - if it helps anyone else to seek help and talk about their abuse - this will end up being A Good Thing, I hope.
 

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