About

1) Be what Earth needs of you.  🌍

Over Soil Who?  Well, just another human bean (Hummus spiens). 😋  An individual who is obviously (if you met me) not quite a standard issue and quite enigmatic.  Basically, I just don’t think I’m like an average Borg drone, that’s part of some media fuelled collective mind.  I’m totally not willing to go with the crowd, no way!  I prefer many less obviously~manipulating ways, where perhaps I’m naturally liking things more than a bit different.  Oh and I try to be kind in each moment, even unto myself and apparently I’m an ENFJ “Protagonist”.  Maybe you’ve met me in person, have you?  Perhaps then you think you know who I am, but it’s more likely that you don’t know me and that really does not matter, for to know me is my job (as to know you is yourn).  I’m just here alive on this beautiful planet Earth, attempting to patiently stay over the soil while looking after myself and others, planting, planting,🌱 planting, keeping busy and happily hopeful for our shared humane future, wishing others to also care and live harmoniously in peace to create a life filled forest garden. 🕊

2) Promote peace and plant a beautiful future! 🌳

The Blogs Sharing from a changing life, as I do my best.  So here you’ll find some of my knowledge gleaned from within the story of this attempt at a good life (sometimes on a rollercoaster), with no-dig forest gardening and home making stuff, upcycling, ecology and things about life with other sentient beings in mind, events, playful stuff, belly dance, along with a lot about kindness and peace (or witnessing the lack thereof).  As it annoys me a little bit to see someone repost their same stuff over and over, I won’t do that here.  The Over Soil blogs are pure self indulgence, so if you get something from them, then that’s just a bonus.

3) Earth profits a HOME and life to those who plant. 🌱

Where:  I live in a modest property that has views of fields in a couple of directions, but houses on t’other.  When I look down at the garden from the Google Earth map, it’s the one with all the dark green garden full of trees and thriving from many a thing I’ve planted.  However, it doesn’t show how many species of wildlife visit here, but trust me, the range of biodiversity has been pretty darn impressive!

4) Change within 🕊 don’t wait for others.

Comments Beloveds, I want to say a warm “Thank you” for kind responses.  However, for those with a propensity to being unkind with their words and inciteful of the nasty stuff, sadly you will find your comments booted out into cyberspace, giving you a [TIME~OUT] to change your thinking.

Adverts:  I don’t pay for this blog, so I’ve no say over the advert content and yes you will find wordpress sponsors may have put all sorts of stuff here.  However, I just want to sayThank you wordpress for this free blog.  As an author of sorts, I have to turn my jean pockets inside-out and show you they’re so very, VERY empty (and therefore I don’t see me paying back my UK student loan any time soon, the ones I took out to get both my degree with honours or my environmental masters degree). 

Images Most of the images are from the WordPress free photo library “Thank you” for those, but it’s not an impossible thing for a few images to be mine just occasionally.

Links Take a look in the text for this shade of blue and sometimes underlined too, for these are links.  If you click on them, they can “link” you to something informative or a song or humour…  I’ve dotted them all over the posts and there’s a few on this page too, so just try one perhaps?

DisclaimerPlease just glean and adapt things on these blogs to your own situation, to live and love compassionately with over sentients upon this beautiful planet Earth.  Basically Over Soil accepts NO liability for any loss or damage suffered from relying on information, recipes (as I’m obviously not a chef), views (I can be outspoken) and opinions expressed (that might parallel what other people are also saying or more likely to be completely the opposite).

Patronage perhaps Well when I’ve published some of my many poems (just a few are dotted around the blog) you might like to buy them and support my future ventures in turning wasted land into thriving organic permaculture orchard forest gardens.  Shall I at some point add a patreon link? probably nope, never, sorry, or one of those paypal set ups? nope and sorry again.  Let’s all keep the dreams of an Eden on Earth for the world of humans and creatures alike, but in the meantime can you also please plant, plant, plant and last, but not least: Welcome to the blog of

Over Soil

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7 thoughts on “About

    1. My middle son put me onto that, but that another son points out that there really is 7.8 billion personality types (which is the amount of people that live on the planet).

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      1. Yes, I’m sure in reality there are 7.8 personality types! However, I think the Myer-Briggs inventory is interesting. Certainly, it can make a person more aware of the range of personality traits, for example.

        One of my friends at the Knit and Natter group we go to told me she was introvert. Now, of course she could have known that without doing the inventory but because she had, as had I, were able to talk about introversion versus extroversion in a way we wouldn’t have without the background knowledge. It also helps me understand why she doesn’t join in discussions on our lockdown WhatsApp group the same as more extrovert people!

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      2. Not sure how it is with me, that on one hand I am very private and introvert, but on the other hand I can perform belly dance to an audience which is totally extrovert. My last solo was to Pink ~ Perfect.

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      3. Extroversion is about interaction with people, so whether you like it big (eg belly dancing in front of a crowd) or small (chatting to a well loved friend over the garden fence), it’s all the same in terms of getting energy from this interaction. Introversion is when you find this interaction exhausting. So, it’s perfectly possible to want privacy and need the energy of contact with other human beings. Hence, lockdown is harder if you are extrovert, depending of course on what the opportunities are for interaction in other ways and whether they are satisfactory.

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      4. Both E. & I., for I can really enjoy helpful interactions, being a part of [FreeHugs] and one to one advocacy, then another time I’m total hermit, finding any interaction totally exhausting!

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