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A little allotment time

So, I said to you when I first started this blog that I had no idea what it would become.  It was a story about training for a triathlon and then it became a story about dealing with mental health issues.  699 more words


Not over, not yet. #gdnbloggers

Dear allotment, I have not abandoned you. It might feel as though I have, but I haven’t. Honest.

This year’s growing season really does feel different. 435 more words


Alice Waters' Apple Galette

Alice Waters’ Apple Galette: The Violet Bakery Cookbook by Claire Ptak

Serves 6 – 8

Flaky pastry: 

  • 140g plain flour, plus more for rolling
  • a pinch of salt…
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A Season's Whirl: while we were away...

The great barred spiral spins away,
a grain of sand circles the sun,
the seasons whirl while summer drowns,
then dew drop mornings; autumn’s begun… 173 more words

Allotment Gardening

Pictures from the plot

It’s been a bumper produce weekend on the allotment. Despite the slow and wet start to the season everything is now doing well. So I won’t waffle on, I will let the pictures tell the story so far. 98 more words

The big shave

The work has begun and the power tools have been brought in to help. At the beginning of August we rented a petrol strimmer for a day to cut down the grass which covered our allotment. 250 more words


Autumn's getting close..

Yet again the big gap between posts. I’m always disorganised with the plot at this time of year. To be honest, it’s generally just a nice time to slow down and enjoy the summer while it lasts. 546 more words