Yesterday I decided to re-cycle and shred all the used Christmas wrapping paper & cardboard. All was going well until 1300 (lucky number 13)? when the shredder didn't like the fact that an unused Christmas cracker exploded as I shredded it, and gave up the ghost. Well you live & learn. By the time I'd finished tearing up the rest of the cardboard & paper I had 3 binbags full of good composting material. I'd salvaged a handful of string, (useful for plant ties later) and the plastic coated bits of wire (regularly found securing presents to cardboard these days) will also come in handy for plant ties.
The bin men came round this morning but didn't say thanks for saving them some effort, expect they were wet & miserable, like the weather?? Poor chaps.
A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE