Being a bit of a Eurovision fan myself ( not only Little Miss M. ) we had invited Mrs. G. and family to join us in front of the telly. Wow! We had a great time! Dinner, wine and sweepstake made sure the evening was enjoyed by all of us. Congrats to Mr. G. who won the sweepstake!!!
And then the allotment of course. Mrs. G. and moi meet up just after lunch today and even though the rain had been hanging in the air all morning we had a lovely, warm afternoon on our plot. Four hours went by in a flash. We were very productive and raked, planted, watered and had coffee and cake. It's quite wonderful how good you feel after a few hours of manual work. How lovely it would be if life could consist of a bit of allotment work during the day and some crocheting in the evening. Unfortunately both Mrs. G. and myself have quite a hectic time at work at the moment. Though half term is only one week away so it's not all bad.
|Luckily Mrs. G. had brought her allotment book. We consulted it quite a lot.|
|A selection of what has been growing in Mrs. G's study.|
|This is going to be our fruit and berry area. We're not quite sure what else to add to it.|
|Courgettes and butternut squash.|
|Purple sprouting broccoli.|
They're shooting up! And look at the potatoes:
Looks like we might have potatoes by midsummer after all.
We might have to take a few trips to the plot this week to water. I really don't mind when you're met by all of this. Hard work? A little bit perhaps but sharing a plot with a friend is to be recommended. Chatting and working is the key to a happy allotment :).