Category Archives: Allotment

Making the most of the (food) seasons

We’ve had allotments for well over 30 years, and eating our own produce is an ingrained part of our family life.   Alongside that, I’ve increasingly bought produce in season to enjoy at the time but also to preserve.  First … Continue reading

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Taking stock

It’s all too easy to stay on repeat and just grow the same things and make the same jams and preserves year after year.  But a minor mishap meant I needed to clear off the garage shelf where I keep … Continue reading

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Food for thought, thought for food

I’ve always enjoyed learning new things.  My current special interest centres on everything to do with food. where does it come from? how was it grown / made / distributed? what cultural history does it have? working to be more … Continue reading

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Five good things – and a bonus sixth (and it’s Friday!)

My goodness where DID that time go?  Well, of course I know where it went.  It went in busy-ness and a lovely holiday (more of that to come), and a few crises (not mine, so not mine to share).  But … Continue reading

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Five (good) things on Friday

I seem to have entered a new (and most welcome) phase of having more energy.  Maybe co-inciding with longer daylight hours.  Roll on the clocks changing later this month….  Here are this week’s Five:  Not applying to do a course. … Continue reading

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Losing the plot, regaining the plot

Well I really lost it with the allotment in the autumn.  The mix of insomnia and two bouts of (minor) illness put paid to all my plans to have it in tip top condition ready for spring planting. No autumn … Continue reading

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Allotment update: September 2017

One of the things I love about working an allotment is that it really keeps you rooted in the annual cycle of life.  And yes, the pun is fully intended, and very appropriate. Now, in September, as many of the … Continue reading

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