the deer in my garden

Since the imposition of the 5p charge almost everybody now reuses bags and has a selection of shopping bags by the door or in the boot of their car.  It is rather odd to be asked if I want a bag, for most of my adult life I have been the one trying to refuse a bag as I had brought my own.  Odd at last becomes normal.

But it goes beyond bags, jam jars and milk bottles (we found ours by the side of the road, ours is a popular spot for flytipping sadly) make lovely vases, printed and plain tins make interesting planters, scented candle holders become glasses, broken mugs and pretty tins become pen holders, plastic milk bottles become the hanging gardens of Brancepeth (more about those in another post!).  I could go on and on, there is almost a book in the reuse of everyday objects that have outlived their original purpose.  But today I wanted to introduce you to  our recycled deer.

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These beautiful creatures are made out of junk metal heading to the skip. Recycling is not just about saving the planet, or 5p, it can also be a thing of beauty.  Think outside your recycling box today.

Love Gillie

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