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February 02, 2007

We know how the song goes….

....It's Friday Tra La La etc., etc.  always a good day!

I've been preoccupied the past couple of days and haven't had any thoughts that I particularly wanted to express but one funny thing has kept coming back to so I might as well recant the tale.

The other day, before I left for work, I asked HP if he would put on the dishwasher after he'd finished breakfast, he promptly replied no problem, I remember how to do that 'I stuff a tablet in it's mouth, slam it's jaws shut and then poke it in the eye!'  He was still half asleep at the time and he does have a tendency to talk drivel whilst in this state but no, he was wide awake. 

If only I'd known I only had to think of a Batman/James Bond fight sequence for him to operate domestic machinery my life could have been so much easier! 

January 23, 2007

Comfy bed

Well I spent the weekend up t'allotment and I was very lucky with the wind damage.  My self-constructed compost bin hadn't blown over and there was just one piece of tarpaulin in a nearby tree that I managed to retrieve.  The same can't be said of my neighbour who's greenhouse fell down! I managed to clear the ground on 5 other beds giving me a grand total of 8 beds but best of all I actually dug one over and I found big fat worms, red and white onions, some strange insect eggs and spider babies! My finished work looks as comfy as anything for the potatoes I plan to get in there and hopefully all this cold weather will break the ground up even further!

1st dug bed, I found onions and spider babies

I'm really enjoying spending time up there it might look like a waste ground but it's full of birds and really peaceful, it'll be great when I can start to watch things grow :)

January 19, 2007

The sun has got his hat on…

The sun HAS got his hat on and its staying on all weekend! That can mean only one thing...allotment time!  Yep, I think I'll aim to spend a few hours on Saturday and Sunday up there and just continue to clear the ground. There may well be some damage from yesterday's winds and I bet any money my tarpualin coverings aren't where I left them!  Still won't be able to do any digging though as the ground will be to be wet so I'll just have to curb my enthusiasim for that particular job.

I think the rest of the weekend will be taken up with a trip to the pictures on Saturday, some Greek homework on Sunday, ironing :( and HP will doing something with a saw and nails I think (he he!)

But feeling good coz it's Friday tra la la.....

January 15, 2007

The sun shone on me!

I thought it wasn't going to happen and I'd resigned myself to disappointment but no I was in luck!  The weekend was just right for me to have a first go at my allotment.  Saturday I spent measuring, looking, smiling and planning.  The photos show what a mess it's in but after getting some stuff down on paper I'm confident that it will all come together.  Sunday was such a beautiful day that I managed to build a second section for my compost heap and begin the clearing of 2 beds, which are now covered over with tarpaulin to try and dry and warm the ground ready for some digging.  Only slightly bothered by the fact that I 'borrowed' material from what are obviously overgrown and unused plots but I'm not sure what the etiquette as regards this they have allotment police?

After all that strenous work I nipped off to the garden centre only to find they had a 50% sale on seeds, so I bought loads, + seed potatoes and onions, I can't wait until I can actually start planting stuff.

It really was a worthwhile and satisfying weekend, now I'm just looking forward to the next one so I can carry on in the same vein!

January 10, 2007

must be my lucky day!

Follow-up to Oh crap! from HP's blog

No sooner had I written that entry the sun came out, that must mean there is a vegtable loving entity out there that chased the clouds away - hurray!

Now if it can only keep it like this up to and including the weekend I might be able to convince HP to help me dig as opposed to staying inside to make the attic access bigger.....

Oh crap!

It's still bloody raining, if it doesn't stop then I won't be starting any digging on my allotment!

January 08, 2007

Plot 3

I am officially an allotment holder, plot 3 is now mine! HP and I went to have a look again this weekend and it is pretty overgrown but it has a compost bin, railings for beans, water close by and the potential is huge! Last night I drew a plan of where I think I’d like everything to go and I’m looking forward to getting started on the heavy digging work, which if the weather is OK might be this weekend. So as you can see I’m quite excited eeeek! I imagine that the trials and tribulations of plot 3 will be well documented in this blog!
Caught up with my old mates on Saturday to celebrate the first of the 40ths we laughed a lot at our discussions of the benefits of wearing rubber gloves to do the washing up, so different to our discussions years ago of what to wear with rubber skirts! I have a feeling that we’re all happier than we were then and that we’re quietly contented with the way our lives have turned out – how can I not be I’ve got an allotment!!

January 05, 2007

It's Friday tra la la…

Well after yesterday’s miserable post I can say that today I do actually feel much better. By the end of yesterday I had made some head way into work related stuff and felt much more on top of things which has now given me a more positive frame of mind and of course it’s Friday!
The weekend stretches out and I’ve got the prospect of my allotment to look forward. Strangely enough I was thinking about that this morning when I was looking at the paper and I noticed that there is a programme on tonight about how to grow your own vegtables. It’s a new series so that should at least give me some pointers to get the whole thing started. I think it’s potatoes tonight which is great coz I love them!
I’m also looking forward to seeing D as I haven’t seen her since the summer and it’s always good to have a great natter with your old mates especially when a pub is going to be involved!
Hey Ho work is waiting that’s if I can keep my mind off the allotment and the pub!

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