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 and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats 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 am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

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!

Wednesday 23 August 2023

Razor Blade of Life Blog party

Had a lovely long weekend away at Z's Blog party, over in Norfolk.

I have really struggled to do very much for the last few years, since getting Covid in March 2020 (then Long Covid, then getting Covid again in 2021, and July 2022, despite being multiple jabbed as a "vulnerable" person)

So it was fab to get away on the train, (can't drive that far any more)

Left Ledbury at 10 am, arrived in Norwich at 3.15 pm

Z and her sister Wink were as lovely as I remembered, the house is as fab as Z described, and the whole weekend was just amazing. 

I also met blog friends and Fb friends in real life, and it really cheered me up. 

And reminded me just why I used to blog, and made me want to revisit blogging, although maybe not as often as I used to. 

I hope I was a helpful guest, as well.

Still v tired from train journey back, but felt I wanted to start blogging again. 


  1. Goodness me, I hope there's no doubt that you were useful! More importantly, you were a lovely guest and I look forward to the next time.

  2. No doubt that you were helpful, more to the point is that you were a lovely guest and we look forward to the next time.

  3. It will be good to read you again - there are so few of us 'proper bloggers' left!


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