Saturday 10 December 2011

Time waits for no man!! I am finally getting round to doing another's not that I haven't been to the allotment or anything I am just still trying to get everything sorted out and some structure back into my schedule which gives me time to get on the computer regularly.

I guess I could make loads of excuses but I won't..I will however apologise to all my regular readers and now the weather is getting colder I'm sure I will get a little more time...and with Christmas coming up I will have some time off work too so I will definitely be getting lots more posts in....just a pity it's winter really...but don't worry even though we are so late in the year I still have plenty to do and tell's not just the blog that has got a little neglected of late!!

Anyway I got a good proportion of the allotment winter dug today, though I have to confess that was mainly due to my son who encouraged me to go and get some work done and was a really big's not very often you can say that about the teenagers of today but he was the one 'chivvying' me up so credit where credit is due...and thanks to the kick up the butt from him I got half of one of the plots 'Yay us!!'

Well there are a few pics for you to look at so I hope you enjoy them.

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So above is a little bit of an overview..this is where work still needs to be done and hopefully the weather will be kind for at least another week so i can get a bit more digging done.

freshly dug eartha happy teenager

Above you can see the freshly dug earth..oh and my son who was way to 'chipper' for a teenager outside at 10am on a Saturday when it was only 2 degrees!!

All in all it was a good morning...the ground was icy in places which made the digging hard work but it was worth it in the end and we both left smiling at the amount we accomplished in such a short time. I still have lots to tell so I am going to get a few more posts up this week but I will stop right here for now and go and see what all of you have been up to in my absence!!



  1. Must admit we too have neglected the plot of late - must be getting soft

  2. You're not the only one neglecting her blog! I am envious of your mild weather. We are long past the time when the ground is frozen solid for the rest of winter.

  3. It's good to see you back, but never worry too much about your posting schedule. Always do things at your own pace so this will always be an enjoyable hobby. It sounds like you have a very good son who'll grow up to be a very responsible man.

  4. I've been neglecting my plot, the winter dig will now be a spring dig. How I wish that my kids were as eager to do some work at the allotment, my son will do his share if he's given a nudge but my daughter has no interest at all.

  5. so good to see a post from you. I've been wondering what you've been up to :) sounds like you've been busy busy. Good for you son getting you out on a Saturday morning to get some work done.

  6. GLA...I like to think of it as 're-grouping' not neglecting!! lol

    tpals....You seem to have been doing just fine with your blog posts....I don't envy you your frozen ground!!

    Ratty... thanks for coming by and being so forgiving about my erratic posting.

    Jo...I think we all have times like for my Son...yeah he is very helpful...but he has a little nudge in as much as he has to earn his pocket money so there is always and incentive for him!!

    Ann...glad you came back to visit....I wasn't so impressed about my Son prodding me to go up the plot...but once i got stuck into it we did have a good morning!


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