Christmas Dinner at the Allotment

Well, we don’t do all that running around buying presents and sending cards version of Christmas here, but we’re as up for a celebratory meal as anyone ‘at this special time’. In our case it will be down at Sarah’s allotment. After the previous day’s splendid quality at The Pen Factory everyone is anxious that standards […]

Sarah’s allotment

As we approach the allotment we know it might be out. And turning the corner we see it is.Sarah has gardened here at Plot 44 Greenbank Lane Allotments for 13 years now. And it shows.The messy, long neglected piece of scrubland she took on back in 2001 is now a mature garden. Not a neatly […]

The promise

My partner Sarah has been gardening on her allotment for 13 happy years now. These days it’s as essential to her as ever, providing solace and contemplation during weeks when she’s busy with her work as an independent funeral celebrant. Now spring is arriving Sarah shows us around. — Sunday. The 9th of March. Time […]

So what?

Reflections on a year of blogging. Well then, a year ago this week we turned our mostly static website into a blog. And now, 190 posts later I’m here to ask the question, so what? What has been the effect of all this writing? Of posts covering the spectrum from sweets in the 1960s to […]