My name is Linda and I live in a beautiful part of Surrey, close to all the bustle of The Big City, but tucked away in a quiet corner. I live in an 18th century cottage, with my husband and our lovely pussycat, Poppy. We are lucky to have a large garden, backing on to woodland. I grow vegetables, keep chickens and make bramble jelly from the blackberries that threaten to take over, around the edges of the garden.
For many years, I worked in an office job, but it was never really what I wanted to do. I relieved the boredom by running a knitwear business in the evenings, designing and making children’s jumpers and selling them at craft fairs.
Then I decided to follow my dreams and worked part-time while retraining to be a garden designer. I currently run my own business, www.greengardendesign.co.uk, and I’m proud of what I’ve achieved. It’s scary not having a guaranteed pay packet at the end of the month but days outside in the sun and the rain make up for it.
I knit wherever and whenever I can around all of that, and my head is stuffed full of ideas of what to do next – never enough hours!