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Trying to Make Some Sense of It All: Lewis, Rory and Carrots.

Trying to Make Some Sense of It All: Lewis, Rory and Carrots.

I’m not very good at song lyrics. I don’t tend to hear them properly. I think I know a line, but in fact I’m normally singing it..

September 4, 2018 with 1 Comment
Lewis’s First Year on the Allotment

Lewis’s First Year on the Allotment

My little boy Lewis is one year old today. I know everyone says this, but I honestly don’t know where the last year has gone. I’m..

February 10, 2014 with 2 Comments
My Veggie Growing Highs and Lows of 2013, Part One

My Veggie Growing Highs and Lows of 2013, Part One

One thing’s for sure with this grow your own lark: no two years are ever the same. With a baby boy to contend with, plus a smaller..

December 29, 2013 with 4 Comments

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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, over a decade later, 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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Allotment Cakes for the Weekend

  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #15 – Blackberry and Apple Flapjack
  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #14 – Courgette, Lime and Coconut Cake
  • Allotment Cakes for the Weekend #13 – Jamie Oliver’s Squash Muffins
  • An Allotment Cake for the Weekend #12 – Lemon Curd & Blueberry Loaf Cake
  • An Allotment Cake For the Weekend #11 – Apple and Cinnamon Flapjacks
  • An Allotment Cake For the Weekend #10 – Fresh Ginger and Apple Cake
  • Good Food Magazine Marrow and Pecan Cake
  • A Rhubarbey Roundup, and Whatever Happened to Allotment Cakes for the Weekend?

Saving £500 a year!

During 2011, I kept a diary of how much money I save from growing my own fruit and vegetables. After totalling all my outgoings, I saved approximately £500 over the year. I made a spreadsheet to calculate these savings - it’s nothing too complicated, as I’m no Excel guru, but hopefully someone else will find it as useful (and strangely fun) as me. For more info, visit my Money Saving Experiment page by clicking here.

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