There’s something so magical about being up the allotment in the evening, even more so at this time of year when the temperatures start to drop, the surrounding houses shine bright with strings of Christmas lights and the shed looks ever so inviting as the sunlight fades. No one else is around and the whole site sits in a blanket of silence, the most peaceful way to wind down after a busy day with a cup of tea in my hand.
The sunlight fades by 4pm here in the South of England now and even though I miss spending extra hours up the allotment after work I’m rather grateful for this period of rest. The past year has been so busy and practically non stop but don’t get me wrong, it’s been such an amazing year! Although sometimes it’s nice to just have a sit down, watch a Christmas film with the family, read a book, bake a cake or do some crafting. I have so many hobbies it’s crazy but I wouldn’t have it any other way. There’s cross stitching, sewing, scrapbooking, baking and reading to name but a few… but I guess one of my favourite Winter pastimes is planning the allotment.
I usually tend to get carried away with lot’s of different plans but it’s only because I’m so excited. It’s the time when you can hope, inspire and dream of what’s to come and I’m really hoping 2018 is going to be a good year for the allotment. We are busy booking more garden shows to attend to next year including a couple of bigger RHS shows which we are so excited about. It just means I’m going to have to organise my time a little better so that I can find a good balance between work, Wales and the allotment.
I’m still finalising a few of the allotment plans but as soon as I’m done I will be sharing them all with you on here, social media and Youtube too. But being a bit of a perfectionist it might be a couple of weeks yet…
Stay warm and enjoy Winter everyone, Spring will soon be here and with it a whole list of jobs to do! x