So, the guy upstairs his name is Teddy. I was right. He’s totally into gardening and keeping the Earth green. He had a ton of tips for me on how to start a garden. Then he unlocked the shed. I guess he was working the vegetable plot two years ago but gave up when the other four flats didn’t want to get involved. He had it all in there! Watering pitchers, hoses, shovels, hoes and a punch of tools for digging around on your hands and knees. He helped me mark out a section to start my tomatoes and peas. He decided he’d take the other end of the garden to do peppers and aubergine. Then Gladys, the grandmother asked to watch. She suggested marigolds to be planted in with the veg. She says it keeps the bugs down.
Now there’s this little garden with a fence made out of crooked wire and some old posts. When I get my next commission check, I’m gonna splurge on some nice fencing I saw when I bought my plants. I’ve always built things on the computer, but since our flat in Birmingham was so small, I didn’t ever get to build something real. My friends and I would wander around the park and shopping center. It was so…impersonal.
I had to dig the dirt out from under my nails last night. It smelled really awesome. Why is it that people always talk about how dirt stinks? We grow everything in it and then eat that stuff. Why wouldn’t it smell great? And mud. I never made a mud pie before. It’s like the most fun ever.
I’ve asked Brad over at Drake Casino if their money could have flowers on it. He sounded uninterested but said for me to come up with something different and they’ll talk about it. So, I guess that’s what I’ll do.
I’m heading back out to the garden. I wonder how much taller the pea plants are?
Well, this is something new. My landlord asked me if I wanted to grow any veg in the plot at the back of our communal garden area. I was all like, “What?” I’ve never grown a thing in my life. I grew up in Birmingham in a high-rise. We had a turtle, who never looked very happy about his situation. When I left the factories and smog behind for the coast after my mum passed, I really thought I might find something new to get my life moving.
Gardening! Who knew? I bought some peas and tomato plants at the garden center. The guy also sold me these trellis things. I guess peas grow on vines or something like that. I really haven’t a clue. I’ve started googling how to make a garden. The landlord has a shed back in the area where he said we could dig. There’s a guy in the second floor apartment who dresses all ragged like and has a caravan in storage. Maybe he knows something about gardens.
I started on a new project this week for a new client, Drake Casino. I guess they run their thing with bit coins. They want a new look for their money, so I’ll be building some new options for them. Should it look like a coin? Paper money? More like a US dollar or one of ours with all the colors. It will certainly be a challenge. My contact at Drake, his name is Brad but speak with an Indian accent. It’s a funny thing about these online places, you never really know where they are or who they are. Even if you Skype with them, there’s no knowing. There’s a grandmother who live in the flat below me. She talks about the days she spent working near Westminster in London. I wonder what she did? I doubt I shall ever find out where Brad works. In a sweat shop in Delhi? Or a luxurious flat overlooking Manhattan. It is a mystery.
Welcome to my online home. I’m Dee Connor, social media mogul extraordinaire. I live in the far reaches of Cornwall, home to pixies and other small folk of ancient lore. I spend much of my time parked in front of my laptop creating graphics for online casinos. It is beyond fun. It’s the best job I could ever wish to have. I’m my own boss, getting up when the whim strikes me and plugging away late into the night, if that is what strikes my fancy.
Who do I work for? I’ve had contracts with most of the big online casinos like LeoVegas and 7red. They send me graphics projects. Sometimes I’m generating new gems for their online slots games to spit out when you win, and other times I have creating winning memes for Facebook announcements. I often think it is amazing that anybody actually pays me to make stuff up like this.
So, what will my blog be about? Oh, whatever might come my way. I love hiking and the radical cliffs of Cornwall are awesome for finding inspiration. If you walk out on a grey day, only the kind that the UK can bring, the power of the ocean can rip your breath away. I do wonder if magic had any part in the creation of our little country. Did King Arthur really exist? I’ve gone out to the park of Tintagle a couple times. It’s almost like the walls whisper to you there.
In all reality, I’m something of a throwback. I kind of hate the one bedroom flat I rent in a very ordinary complex. I drive a Prius. I wear trainers and yoga pants. I am boring. I think I’d like to be less boring and like myself a bit better. Anyway, I hope you enjoy reading my stuff from time to time.