Saturday night and all is well. The elder two children are still away of course, and PK is asleep on the sofa. Stonelaughter spent the morning in his workshop creating a new flute and working on the drone he’s been creating this week. This afternoon I went to[…]

So, I’ve finally managed to get a plot prepared for our beans and peas on the allotment. Dug, weeded, canes up. I’ve done where NBF told me to do it – the place where he’d dug in a couple of tonnes of manure in a few months ago,[…]

Today has been a good day. This morning, after a late start, Bean did some reading and maths, Plum completed another lesson on Reading Eggs* (with lots of giggles) and PK happily played. After lunch, Bean and I went to the allotment for a couple of hours. It[…]

A simple one today. Whilst the pictures were taken at the allotment, it’s not really allotment based. Today is more about seeing my children having fun outside, getting dirty, enjoying themselves …. When we got home, Plum was more dirt than human – she spent her time digging[…]

A-Z Challenge letter: N – Northern     We took an allotment on one of local sites called “Northern View”.  We’ve been on the waiting list for about 8 months. We got 179 sq metres and the rent is about £32 a year!       This is[…]

During the summer, I decided that I would like an allotment to use as a project with the children. I dutifully put my name on the local waiting lists and waited. And then I discovered that  a friend had done the same, six months earlier and was still[…]