In Afghanistan I taught management at an engineering college. I was also Deputy Minister for Urban Development, I had the best car with a driver and a five storey house which was paid for. Coming to the UK I had to become more self sustainable in my life to do practical things that I never thought about, doing the garden and allotment are part of that.
When we moved here the garden was covered in brambles and rubbish I wanted to make somewhere good that I can sit and enjoy with my family. It costs nothing but is priceless to me. Shift and change are difficult but you hold hell or heaven in your own hands.