I do gleefully swear that I will not listen to anyone that says ‘oh no you can’t (make, fix, cook or grow) that’ or ‘ooh that’s a bit complicated for you as a beginner..’ or ‘waffle, waffle, waffle, no.’ If you want to give something a try, ignore all the naysayers and just go for it.

I do gleefully swear that I will not consider nature something to be controlled, or removed, or kept in its place. I will instead embrace it (and all its little helpers) in with gusto. 

I do gleefully swear that I will never feel intimidated when speaking to a self-proclaimed ‘very experienced or important indeed’ person. However if they start throwing jargon or Latin names at me; enough is enough – peg it.

I do gleefully swear that I will never make silly extra work for myself for as long as I so shall live.

I do gleefully swear (a lot).