Welcome to Issue 7 of Bindweed Magazine!
This issue of Bindweed sees in the new year: publications will run through November and December 2017 and January 2018. Goodbye old, hello new! The change in schedule from October to December 2017 has been due to fellow Bindweed Editor, Joseph Robert and I, introducing a new member to the Bindweed family: a baby boy born in August. Soon after, we had a house move in October 2017. Bindweed was temporarily pruned back on the hedge as other life pursuits took over.
Now all is back on track – whew! Issue 7 is given another common Bindweed nickname: Lady-jump-out-of-bed. The origin of this one is unclear to me. At least, I haven’t managed to source the etymology from digging around. But then, like Convolvulus Arvensis itself, it tends to spring up seemingly out of nowhere and take over. Tenacious little creeper, indeed. Hopefully 2018 will be just as proliferous for our magazine too.
Leilanie Stewart 🍃