Allotment/Gardening, General (Chit chat)

What’s going on?

How has it been over two weeks since I last updated on here!? I honestly don’t know where the time goes at the moment. I haven’t even had time to read through all of the blogs I follow on Bloglovin’. I sort through the ones I fancy reading and mark the ones I’m not so interested in as ‘read’, but I’ve got about 70+ to read. Maybe I need to book some annual leave and spend a day catching up!! So what has been going on in the life of Mrs D over the last few weeks?

Well as you can tell from a few previous posts we now have an allotment, I am still uber excited about this, and love spending time down there. We have met a few of our ‘neighbours’ and chatted to them, someone has already offered us some of their strawberry plants once we’re in a position to plant them. As you can see from the pictures below it was just weeds, weeds and more weeds when we took it on!

We are totally obsessed with the allotment at the moment, which is good! It’s just such a shame that we got it just as the nights were getting darker, it now means that we’re only able to work on it at weekends now. But we already have daffodils (for a bit of colour!), onions and garlic planted in the beds you can see we’ve dug in. The weeds are now all mostly below 6 inches in height (there were some nettles about as tall as me!) We’ve even gone and signed up for a Gardeners World magazine subscription (yes, we I am that sad!) and got two free books with it too!

What else has been going on? Halloween – well at the ripe old age of nearly 28, Chris and I carved our first pumpkins! We had no idea what we were doing, so just winged it, and I think they turned out pretty well, even if I do say so myself! I am however, incredibly disappointed in the children of our village! Every other year we have always either hidden in the house, or made sure we’re out for Halloween as we didn’t want to be pestered by children. This year though, we decided we would stay in and get into the community spirit of the village, so we bought in sweeties and put our pumpkins outside on the porch…but did anyone come trick or treating? Nope. Nada. Not a single one! So the pumpkins came inside and I just had to eat all of the chocolate we’d bought!

We spent the last weekend up at my parents, although they weren’t there, catching up with lots of friends – some of which I haven’t seen since our wedding 18 months ago! Others had come over from Oklahoma to visit friends and family so it was lovely catching up with them. We went out for dinner, had lots of drinks, and chatted into the early hours of the morning. Other than meeting up with everyone, and watching the football and rugby we didn’t really do much. I cleared out the rest of our stuff that is in the attic at my parents (and just moved it straight into our attic!!), and sorted through a few boxes of stuff from my room back home. There’s still quite a bit of stuff left there, mostly books and photo albums. No one seems to believe me when I say we don’t have room in our house for all of it (despite having 3 bedrooms, an attic and a garage!) I think we need to put some shelves up, we tried that a few weeks ago though. We’d bought some of them fancy pants floating shelves, however it turns out they’re crap, and even without anything on them they tilted, so they went straight back to the shop! We just haven’t got round to buying different ones yet!


One of the most exciting things about the last few weeks though? Screme eggs have been around! I was very restrained though and only have about 3-4 of them….but it’s not long before creme eggs are back, they usually start to appear in shops around Christmas time, so I don’t have to go too long without a fix! Seriously guys, I get addicted to them. I’ve been known to eat all but one in a pack of 24 in one weekend….Chris has the other one and I sulked that I had to share that one with him!!

What have you guys been up to while I’ve been M.I.A.? And does anyone have any allotmenting tips and tricks they’d be willing to share? We’ve done growing a few bits and pieces on a small scale so any advise you can give will be gratefully received!!


  1. Chantelle

    November 10, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Congratulations on the allotment! We planted a couple of small veggie patches in the garden this Spring, and oh my goodness have we learned a lot. Gardening does not come naturally to us, but we’ve really enjoyed it nonetheless. Looking forward to picking out next years crop! And those Screme Eggs are fantastic. You’ve been much more restrained than me!

  2. Rachel Cotterill

    November 10, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    How cool to have an allotment πŸ™‚ And I love strawberries, we have the tiny alpine ones growing in our garden, they spread like (very tasty) weeds!

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