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"Everything Pleasant in the Kitchen Garden" is a simple blog with stories from activities in the garden in Manchester, UK

Hi garden lovers. I’m web designer, author and more importantly kitchen gardener. I’ve gardened since I was a kid with my family. I Love the aspect of nurturing and design with landscape. There’s an amazing bonus with being able to eat from the garden too.

The kitchen garden gets a bad wrap in not looking aesthetically pleasing. The way I see it is a veg plot looks better than a flower bed any day.

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Thanks, Nigel Openshaw

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography has been an enjoyable hobby. I like to take images in macro and of nature.

Most of the photos taken come from the kitchen garden. There are always opportunities to take photos of the plants and vegetables. Over many years he has focused on improving the aspects and lighting.

I have a profile on Shutterstock: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/Nigel+Openshaw

Wellbeing is a helpful process that has helped Nigel with problems in his life. Self-help and Mediation have helped in cantering focus.

He has had a bumpy life with illness and stressful situations. Later a lot of it has been diagnosed with both CFS and social anxiety. He has said that getting the diagnosis has eased a lot of pain. Not knowing where there’s a problem in life doesn’t help in where to focus. Having the diagnosis gives a sense of direction.

Nigel Openshaw is a TESOL qualified teacher and taught in South Korea. He taught and managed classes for 8 years with Elementary, Middle, High and Adult students.

His series, “ESL Discussion Topics” came from working in teams, co-teaching and individual teaching. To read more about his books you can find out more at GoodReads and Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Nigel-Mark-Openshaw/e/B01JY1E1XC/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15578909.Nigel_Mark_Openshaw

He is currently working on a new series of activity ESL books. He can be contacted on Twitter at @NigelMOpenshaw

Apart from being an author, he is by profession a web designer. Examples of some of his projects recently made. Suni Web Designs.

When he doesn’t spend his time working as a web designer, he can be found blogging about his kitchen garden.

 

TRAVELLING
Nigel has a passion of learning history and seeing nature in the places he visits. To look back at the history can give us a great sense of understanding of other cultures.

He is a keen traveller, visiting countries such as South Korea, Australia, Finland, Wales, Ireland and UAE. A couple of the places he stayed were working holidays.
His time in Australia and New Zealand lasted for a year and as such made for a life changing turn of events. He felt so overcome with positivity with their culture that he turned his journal notes into a published book.