Tag Archives: Local food

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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Going backwards to go forwards?

Sometimes it’s worth looking to the past to help us move forward. As I am increasingly doing in my journey with food – revisiting old ways of doing things; gradually reducing any reliance on ‘convenience’ foods; trying to ditch unnecessary … Continue reading

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The allotment: autumn, winter, and into spring!

My goodness, I had no idea it was so long since I last wrote an allotment post (October last year, I see). In part that reflects that not much was happening there, but in fact there was a lot of … Continue reading

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‘Whatever next?’ – March 2017 update

1. LISTEN Contrasting things this month – a small personal story; and two examples of inspiring courage from terrible personal tragedy. First the small personal story.  No details because they’re not mine to tell, but I think the lesson I … Continue reading

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June and July: the allotment update

There seems to be a bit of a pattern emerging here doesn’t there.  That is, not keeping up with the posts.  And it’s not just the posts I’ve fallen behind with – some parts of the allotment have been lacking … Continue reading

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March: allotment round up

March was bookended with a flurry of allotment activity at the start and the end of the month, but not a lot in between (is this beginning to sound a bit familiar?). Even so, I managed to do quite a … Continue reading

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January allotment update

Well I finally did manage to get out there and do a few things in January, in the odd moments between the downpours. I moved most of the fruit bushes up to the Orchard Plot, which I’ve dug over ready … Continue reading

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