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New Year’s Honours

Well, blow me down with a feather… I got an MBE in the New Year’s Honours. And there was me feeling I was battling against the establishment, all unappreciated…  And though it should have been for bull-shitting and shit-stirring, the actual citation reads “Services to Horticulture and Education”. Of course I couldn’t have done it without the rest of the team (the  Chiswick Kitchen Garden lot, making mini kitchen gardens for local schools, and now with Abundance London) though I guess I was the loudest and the stroppiest.

Now I’ll have to find a frock!

4 thoughts on “New Year’s Honours

  1. I was thrilled to hear of your recognition at last Karen- richly deserved. You are amazing and an example to many of us, especially those struggling away at trying to establish projects. Like you I sometimes think that I have been banging nmy head against the kitchen garden wall for years! Well done.
    Will you choose a frock to go with the purple boots?

  2. Congratulations Karen! You did not mention this! 😀

    This is should not be news to come across accidentally!

    This is news to fashion into an outrageously large ornament; news to fix upon one’s chest and thence to parade along the high street accompanied by a drummer and pipes.

    I’ve only know you a short time, but think you dynamic and purposeful.
    This award is clearly richly deserved. Congratulations again
    Anne-Marie x

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