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(A Belated) Happy Winter Solstice

My brother and his girlfriend were enjoying a much deserved holiday, Nan was ill and Great Aunt Rose didn’t really fancy coming out in the cold and snow (and at 93, who can blame her?), but between me, Ails, mum and dad, we had a great Winter Solstice.

winter solstice dinner

Delia came up trumps as always with her creamy vegetable pie, with mash potato – all the veg , rather satifyingly from the allotment.

The shortest day has gone, and soon, it all starts again…

Happy Winter Solstice.

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meIn 2007, I took on a redundant allotment plot with my gardening-mad mum Jan. As all good mums do, she went along with it, but I don’t think she held out much hope.

However, three years on, and she now lets me do stuff without watching over my shoulder, so I must be doing something right. [ read more ]

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