Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Digging with Timberland

Last week, I managed to get out of the office for the day and had a wonderful time in the sun with Timberland and The Edible Bus Stop. My whole day was a unique experience and it felt good to give back to the community.

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Top - Timberland
Shoes - Timberland
Jeans - A Wear

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The Edible Bus Stop is a fantastic idea. They aim to transform neglected sites along London's bus network into more beautiful locations that brighten up the neighbourhood and aims to put a smile on the face of local residents.
They're putting more green space around the city and really help transform the local area. It's great work and I was so happy to be involved in it. Timberland have teamed up with them and it's a great collaboration. They've been working on a patch in South London and we were invited down to help out for the day.

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We were given some Timberland boots - so unbelievably comfortable -, a t-shirt and a shovel, and we sent on our way to help transform the patch. The area had such a fantastic community feel to it, with the local residents stopping by to say hi, and some fantastic team work took place amongst and bloggers and journalists too.

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First steps were filling the areas we wanted to plant in with soil - which involved a lot of transporting soil via wheelbarrow and lifting a wheelbarrow. I'm not one for heavy lifting and moving my muscles around, so I felt the effects on my body the day after. But it was fun digging and loading up a wheelbarrow, then transporting everything to where it needed to be.

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The next part had me doing something I never thought I'd ever be doing - working and shovelling horse manure! Again, we had to transport it to where we put the soil with a wheelbarrow, then mix it all around. The involved actually standing on it and using a large fork to mix it all together.

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The final steps were planting a few of the lavender and rosemary bushes. That required some heavy lifting and then a lot more digging to put it in place to re-plant it. At the end we got to see out plants fully planting and it was a great feel to look at something and to say 'Yes - we did this'. 

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I had such a fun day and it was so rewarding. I was also impressed at how well my Timberland boots held up. They were comfortable throughout and actually looked pretty good. I can see myself wearing mine on a much more regular basis.

I've also been a lot more inspired to help my mum in our garden too.

Sherin xx


Sonshu said...

The boots look amazing. So does the pop of neon! You are so pretty :)


Rachel said...

This is not gardening, this is redevelopment of urban spaces. But, whatever, still wish I could have been there to watch!

Maria Fallon said...

You are rocking that hi-vis jacket! Love the idea of this, so nice to develop areas like this!

Maria xxx

Couture Carrie said...

Good for you, darling!
So inspiring!


Style Eyes said...

Timberland are a fantastic company, I love their clothes and this sounds like a great project. Love the boots and the neon jacket!

Imogen said...

I saw this on instagram earlier! What a great idea, fabulous you are involved, you still look so glam while doing this like with your perfect hair.

Cee said...

This sounds like a really unique experience - I don't think anyone ever really expects to be wheeling manure around London...! - but also a great one and for a wonderful cause, too! Good for you for lending a hand :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

What a great idea for a charity event! I absolutely adore those Timberland's on you! :)

Cinz said...

Wow....Sherin, that sounds like such a fun and not to mention productive day!!! It must feel great to give back:) Thanks for explaining how the whole project went because it gives us readers a more in depth feel and understanding on what really went on, hehehe. Lavender and rosemary bushes are a great option, they will look beautiful!!!

I'm not the type for heavy lifting and moving my muscles either but i would soo wanna try this experience! And may i add, you look sooo pretty even when giving back to the community, hehe...the Timberland t-shirt and boots look great on you and you just made it all that much more stylish;)

I am sure your mom will be glad to hear you wanna help out in the garden, lol

Btw, it's labor day today, which is a public holiday, so i got no work today, wooohooo, sooo happy! Wish i was giving back to my community but instead i bummed at home, lol


p.s. thanks for your comment regarding my post on my writer's block, much appreciated!


Dressing Up For Me said...

Hands down for the nice work you´re doing, Sherin! :)

Johanna V said...

That's a great thing, giving back - and it looks like you had a blast doing it! I would love to join in to something like that as well :) ♥

Alexandra Zakharova said...

This is so cool, seriously!!! Great pictures as well! Followed you with GFC, hope you can do same;)
Have a fabulous time!

Best wishes, Alexandra

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

What a cool project! And I love those sunnies lady!

Shulamit E said...

Looks like a blast. Great job giving back to the community

Kimberlee said...

Wow what an awesome concept!

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