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Lovely ladies.

26 January 2012


We have been keeping hens on the allotment for the last 5 years, I often get asked how easy and expensive it is to set up so here are some pros and cons… …READ MORE…

Oh my!

8 October 2011


The big clear up has started! I found myself with a few hours this afternoon so I headed down to the allotment with a big bag of hungarian (rye) grass, a cup of tea and Betty the dog. The kids were at home making fondant fancies for my birthday treat! I cleared one and a half beds, watered the soil before sowing the seed and then scattered it around, hope it works! Betty mainly stared at the floor looking for insects and chewed stones. The beds are now tidyish, the compost heap is bulging, the fancies were large and delicious, the dog is asleep…..a top day. …READ MORE…

The circus comes to town

8 July 2011


Today we went to Gifford Circus, a visual feast of acrobatics, juggling, music, horses, pigeons, snow machines, hawks, fire, and a clever goose. Not forgetting the best clown you could ever see, Clown Tweedy who’s mix of humour, comic timing and daftness is brilliant and the candyfloss was pretty good too! …READ MORE…

Love and peas

3 July 2011


I just love PEAS! they look fab with their twisting tendrils, I am definitely going to use them in a print. They grow perfectly up pea sticks which I hoarded after a tree surgeon felled some trees along the river. The kids shove them in there lunchboxes to munch on at school. Pigeons love them too so throw over a net. …READ MORE…