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Monday Miscellany: September

Happy Monday, Tuesday! Last week was a write off because I was ill, there was much throwing up and it was not at all pleasant. I worked and slept and that is all I managed until Friday when I had … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Winter Squash Part One

It was quite a week for harvest! We had 17 winter squash, the first french beans, our first proper cauliflower, two patty pans, two crookneck, eight cukes (plus two that are yellow and not for eating, I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Somebody Needs a Nap

In our family, went someone is being mardy, we often say “Somebody needs a nap” One of my allotment neighbours needs a nap! First there was the ‘just say no to woodchip’ sign, which was replaced with the one below. … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: A Hot Week

Happy Monday! If you’re in London, it’s still humid but that’s easier to cope with than 6 days of 33C temperatures. Last week, I tried to work in the heat, I have a feeling that I’ll be spending a good … Continue reading

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Friday Links: You can only have good ‘A’ Levels if your parents can pay for private school.

Happy Friday! So this year’s ‘A’ level results came out today and it is to put it mildly a shit show. If you are a bright kid from a disadvantaged area, you probably been downgraded. It sucks and part of … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: August is the month

Confession time, this has not been my best allotment year. The adjustment to the bigger plot, three months without my hardworking sidekick (Jillian, Destroyer of all Weeds) was tough just at the point that I should have been thinking about … Continue reading

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August and Everything After

If the first half of the year seemed to drag on forever, I’m finding that summer is whizzing by. Without trying to make light of a global pandemic, the things that have been required of us have become humdrum. Humans … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Birthday Week Adventures

Here we are, another Monday and my first post of the month. The beginning of August is my time, I relax and celebrate surviving another year, but birthday week is done and today, I’m back to work (from the kitchen … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye

The temperatures in London went stupidly hot last week and we had 30C and over for a couple of days so just as allotmenters started to prepare themselves for an early autumn, it was summer again. This is good as … Continue reading

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Allotment Adventures: Expansion

I think I’ve talked a little bit about my allotment neighbour, Joe and how this year has not been a good one for him. We saw him this weekend and he told us that he’s going to give up the … Continue reading

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