Kickstarting the Community Garden: Toby’s Story
“I moved to Swaby in 2012 from Marham in Norfolk,” said Toby. “I’m from an RAF family and I was born in Viersen, Germany, when my parents worked at RAF Brüggen. Some of my work experience was linked to aviation. I learned some first aid at RAF Coningsby’s medical centre. I was also a teaching assistant at Humberside Airport, helping foreign maintenance staff to improve their English.
“A few years ago, I started a zoology degree at the University of Lincoln but I left early due to Covid. I wasn’t keen to get further into debt just to stay at home and watch lectures remotely. I’m still figuring out what I want to do in the long-term. I originally wanted to get into entomology as a career but this last year has made me reconsider my options.
“In my spare time, I’m very into perfumes and fragrances. I have a good nose; I can discern all the subtle notes and I post reviews online. Perfumiers will sometimes send you expensive scents in exchange for a review. If money were no object, I’d treat myself to ‘The Moon’ by Frederick Malle, which retails at £275 for 100ml. Its defining note is raspberry hookah. It’s extravagant and strong and makes me a bit self-conscious when I wear it.