Our Handy Local Seed Bank in the Event of Apocalypse


Last weekend we had visitors.  Friends from elsewhere in Britain ventured south.  As one does  I put together an itinerary of the best of experiences.  This included a journey by train that never was and a bus explosion in the countryside, but that's the next blog. 







To start the weekend I arranged a walk on the wild side.  Dressing appropriately in a leopard print oversized jumper and sheepskin boots I, with Mr Him's help, took our friends on an Adventure in our Local seed Bank.  




This bank is handily ten minutes drive from us so if we need seeds from Ittoqqortoormiit anytime it's as local as sainsburys, although we'd have trouble getting them out of the cryotank. Conversely the seed bank is too close for me to take Mr Him's threats to put me in cryopreservation lightly. 




This site is part of the famous Kew Gardens and stores live seeds from around the world to preserve plant species in the event of an apocalypse. The seed bank is set in the grounds of Wakehurst Place. I can see the sense as its unlikely a global apocalypse will start in Ardingly, Sussex, England.  


We explored scenery such as the natural outcrops of Totem Poles (which our friends tell us don't grow in the Midlands)










Then the real 'trip' started.  Now, dear reader, do you remember Mr Him's wizardry in the kitchen?





Unbeknown to our friends I brought along a small bottle of this potion to liven things up. We all had a guzzle  from this Drink Me bottle.  Shame I didn't tell our friend to get off the climbing pole before he supped said concoction.  



Meanwhile down below I take a rest against mushrooms that I'm convinced are quite magical waiting for him to climb down, which took a while I can tell you.




Mind you you should have seen how he fast he slithered once these came along






After such Anna Adventures in a Seed Bank how to end the day? Why change my spots into casual leopard finery 




and go for an adventure in our local Indian restaurant (see I shoudn't be let out in public.)  You''ll be pleased to note dear reader, that this time I behaved in an exemplary manner and will be allowed to return. 



















14 comments:

  1. What a fun and interesting outing!

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  2. What an interesting place to visit! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I'm just sorry there wasn't a certain copper entrepreneur lurking there-;)

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  3. That is certainly my idea of a grand adventure... so glad you behaved well, in your casual finery, so you can return to the Indian restaurant. We only have one Indian place here, which has gone downhill in the years. I make the curries, vindaloos, saag, etc... we eat.
    Wonder if your place would send me along some?

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    1. I could have my left overs packaged up and sent to you next time:)

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    2. Naan please!

      Oh wait, is there such a thing as leftover naan?

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  4. what a great place to take someone. Never heard of it, mind you when in Britain we never venture any further south than Cumbria!!! Never have the flipping time when we are there.

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    1. Cumbria, lovely but the cusp of England. I'll post scenery pics of Wakehurst later in the week for you.

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    1. Thank you. I will post scenic ones at the weekend

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  6. What a thoroughly fun outing. Thank you. I am smiling so broadly my face hurts.

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