Journal message for the New Year

A Message for the New Year

It's a new year. Out with the old, in with the new. New possibilities. New opportunities. Hold the hounds of despair at bay. They do...

Furlough Days

Every morning I get up and make three cups of tea. One normal tea with milk, one weak tea with soya-light milk, one biscuit tea...

Let's talk about Coronavirus

I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to...

2020 - A Year of Less

During the Christmas and New Year holiday of 2019 I did what I often do and reflected on the passing year and what I would...

Operation sprout

I am determined to crack this allotment thing. Somewhere in my small mind I have a vision of being able to provide fresh, tasty and...

Mindfulness and allotments

I never thought there would be much joy in digging heavy soil on a hot August evening. It's not something I would choose to do,...

It's nothing like The Good Life

Apparently allotments are a little like hen's teeth. When we moved to our current house my wife and I had the idea of getting...

Happy New Year Happy Place

Happy New Year from a happy place. A cold and breezy hilltop, bathed in January sunshine, with the people I love most. I hope...