I've been growing plants for making herbal tea. It seems like one of those things that you don't really need to do these days. I mean, there are so many different kinds of tea in the shops and they're not expensive or difficult to find or anything.
But I love the idea of growing tea plants, just because.
The other day I harvested my first lot of chamomile. I thought the plant had died last year, but I moved it to a more sheltered spot and now it's thriving- actually, it's taking over the vegetable bed. And the flowers are huge- and very strongly scented. I've got a bunch drying in the pantry now. Will be sure to report back on the tea.
This is a great article about older people: This is what 100 looks like. My favourite new piece of advice: "The secret to a long life is taking it lightly; not worrying too much. Everyone's got worries, but some people make theirs bigger."