I’m going to start the first blog of 2021 off by wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and I’m sending wishes that this new year brings good health and happiness to everyone.
2020 was a crazy whirlwind and for us it was extrememly busy with online sales which we are forever thankful for. Whilst we were busy working the poor allotment got a little neglected, then of course Teddy came into my life and ever since then my love of gardening went right out the window as I had no time (or motivation) to visit the plot. However, I’m pleased to say that has recently changed and my love for the plot has been reignited yet again!
Me and my Dad made plans to spend a couple of hours up the allotment last Sunday to do a bit of tidying and it was just what the doctor ordered. I had the BEST time up there and it felt so nice getting my hands dirty again. It was far too wet to dig so instead we bagged up the big pile of weeds, removed the unused brassica netting to store it away, pulled up the leek failures and generally gave the plot a tidy. We even made time to sit and enjoy a cup of tea (chamomile for me!) whilst we chatted about the allotment and the year ahead.
I know this time of the year is always a bit of a downer and for the past couple of year’s I struggled to find inspiration and motivation, put that with being a self employmed workaholic and it’s a recipe for disaster… Last weekend I felt like the old me was back, the girl that used to spend every day up her allotment when she first got it 6 years ago. The girl that was inspired by nature and wanted to inspire others. It felt good and I hope she decides to stay forever…
Next on my to-do list is to sit down in the evenings and plan the allotment for 2021 and I am so excited about it!