Category Archives: Allotment


I’ve been out on the allotment. It has been so nice to get out over the past couple of days and do some digging in the fresh air. I haven’t done any work there since October, and yesterday Mr 4 … Continue reading

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Frugal Matters

It has become a badge of honour: How long can you leave it before turning the heating on? We have never made it to mid November before. We are saving money and preserving fossil fuels, hooray! Yesterday morning, I got … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Squash

Inspired by Silverpebble, and her Making Winter blog posts, I went out to the allotment this morning, and this is what I harvested: At the bottom of that tub is my spaghetti squash. I brought it home. I cut it … Continue reading

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September Garden


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What a lovely couple of days we have had here! Two evenings ago we watched the weather report, which told us that within a couple of hours the rain would arrive, stay all the next day, then we’d have a … Continue reading

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Cabbage Patch Sheep

Disaster! On Monday there were a few sheep loose up the road and a passer by kindly herded them through into the nearest field. Unfortunately that field contains our allotments. One gate further, and they would have been into a … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy Week

Even in our typically busy lives, last week was quite a full one! Last week I… …took the girls to a dress rehearsal. They practised for the first time on the actual stage and with microphones. Some acts fell apart … Continue reading

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