Mini update: Seedlings despite the weather.

Apologies for how quiet I have been. With all the snow we have had, I've been unable to get up to the allotment. Hopefully that will change this weekend and I will be able to post a better update. I got bored of waiting for warmer weather so have started some seeds off at home … Continue reading Mini update: Seedlings despite the weather.

My 2018 Seed Selection

We've had some lovely bright, if not chilly days up here recently and it's really got me thinking about spring and what seeds to sow this year. I put my order in with Suttons Seeds, our allotment benefits from a discount code so I made full use of that! I also ordered my seed potatoes … Continue reading My 2018 Seed Selection

2017 Seed Recap

No, you've not read that wrong... yes it is 2018. Last year was a pretty busy one and all the wonderful seeds I purchased in eagerness to plant on the plot got left in a dark cupboard, well apart from the pumpkins that is. So I have quite the collection for this year now that … Continue reading 2017 Seed Recap

Allotment Review

Welcome February, the shortest month of the year which takes us straight into Spring. There are signs of life starting to show in the garden. Buds forming on the bare branches, green shoots daring to poke their way up through the cold ground. It's building the excitement for the buzz and warmth of summer, when … Continue reading Allotment Review

February Book Haul

What a welcome sight February is after a dreary long January. Even if we have still had some snow. We also have wonderful blue skies and the sun shining, showing the promise of Spring. There is nothing quite so lovely as to be able to sit outside on a warm sunny day with book in … Continue reading February Book Haul

Parent Hack: Jigsaw Puzzles

If like us at Christmas your little cherubs were bought lots of fab new toys with small bits and bobs that seem to get lost instantly the minute the plastic wraps burst open, then I may have the solution for you.This year my son seemed to get no end of mixed boxes of jigsaw puzzles. … Continue reading Parent Hack: Jigsaw Puzzles

Allotment Life.

I have wanted an allotment since I moved up north 10 years ago! (Where does time go?). The background behind this is that when I was a young girl my grandparents used to take me up to their allotment. They kept a few animals up there so it was essentially more like a small holding. … Continue reading Allotment Life.

Creative Lull

I seem to be in a bit of a creative lull. Boo! I haven't had that spark in a while, I feel empty. I used to get the feeling of butterflies inside as my brain brewed up lots of schemes and ideas for things to do. Now, I sit and struggle to think what I … Continue reading Creative Lull

Treasure Hunt

Welcome to the first instalment of What We Read Wednesday.Book Title: Treasure Hunt on the Farm Author: Emma Jennings, Natalie Munday and Amy OliverPublisher: Priddy Books.This is a lovely fold out picture book which C really loves to look at. It's one of the ones he goes for the most. We sit together and he … Continue reading Treasure Hunt

Count down to…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!Excuse the dodgy photo-shop.At the end of this month I get to have a little mini break in London with T. The first time we spend two nights away from C. I'm slightly anxious already about leaving him, I know he will be fine with Grandma, but I'm worried he'll … Continue reading Count down to…