Why is Failure associated with so many negative connotations?

This is the first truly personal post I have written for Hellofromrosebudannie.  Hope it translates my intentions of sharing an experience with the hope to help others in a similar situation.

Recently I failed an important work exam.  With making it through university with straight passes and securing a training job without difficultly this is the first stumbling block in my career.  When I logged in to see my results and saw the F A I L (yes it was all in capitals :() )I was distraught.  It s a horrible feeling knowing something you have done has been judged not to be good enough.

What to come next I did not expect. I found my confidence in every day life and work decreasing and my questioning of my actions, choices and decisions increasing! 

Whats the best thing to do when you encounter something in life that doesn’t sit well………………….Go hunting on Pinterest for quotes to help 🙂

I found comfort and warmth in these beauties of quotes!



Along with a little bit of time, positive thinking I started to feel better about the situation and viewed it as a opportunity to learn more.  I wondered if by the results column it read “almost there but a little more to learn” or “almost there” I would have felt different due to all the negative connotations of “F A I L” 

If you are being judged to be failing at work, relationships, health or finances I encourage you to look at it another way of just almost being there. You can do it! And you have learnt much more about yourself and character in going via this path that a straight forward track.  I’ve heard and now feel a lot of great things coming from failure and wish you all the best in finding these opportunities amongst the dark!.

I’ve been working a lot harder and re sat my exam last week fingers crossed, should hear in the next few weeks. 




March – 12 Months of Growing – Garlic

For March Ive picked Garlic, something I use plenty of in cooking and would be great to my own supply from the garden.  Picked up a garlic bulb from one of my local garden centres http://www.glossopgardencentre.com and went for Solent Wight described as having a strong flavour. Mmmmmmm Love Garlic!

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Separated the garlic into cloves, there was mixed advice online about keeping the thin skin on the cloves so Ive planted half with and half without.


Ive heard that Garlic likes free drainage so added some extra to my growing crate.


Planted cloves 4cm deep and 10cm apart and sat on a raised bed on my patio.  Will let you know how these go!  If anyone has grown lots of garlic before and has any advice would love to hear from you.

Here is a little update of my Chilli seeds from February, out of 24 seeds 3 sprouted!  Here are two of the chilli survivors.  Ive moved these to a small pot and looking to get out in the garden soon.


Wishing all the gardeners reading this post a happy spring and for some good times in the garden. So lovely to see the sun more!


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Feburary – 12 months of growing – Chilli

For February I picked chilli to try grow.

image        Chilli seeds, new propagtor, multipurpose compost image     Seeds sown in 2cm of compost, then covered with 4mm of compost.  Placed on windowsill and watered daily.

Only sown a couple of days ago, patiently awaiting any sign of life 🙂 Unfortunately my January lettuce seeds didnt pull through 😦 Here is my late February, early March reattempt. Hoping what I learnt from twitter will help these little seeds grow. image

  Updates soon!xxxx