Monday January 12; a grey, gloomy and slightly glum morning which hailed in the start of my new job at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
Despite the torrential drizzle (if there is such a thing) I was excited. My new job – one which will last at least 18 months – is as the Outreach, Education and Volunteer Officer for the highly ambitious Middleton: Paradise Regained Project investigating the origins of the Middleton family’s estate, the area of which is now covered by the Botanic Garden itself.
After being given my name badge and being introduced to my manager, I settled down to read some of the documents given to me so that I can familiarise myself with the first steps of the project.
Over the next few weeks I will be working on education packs and developing links with local schools and networks – I really can’t wait to get fully stuck in. I’ll be sharing some of the things I get up to on this blog so please stay tuned; there’s so much going on!