Last Friday we packed up our little car with far too many clothes, towels, swimming costumes, things to do, wines, Welsh whiskey, wellies and the dog, and trundled off to Wales for a weekend away! Read on to hear our experiences of our first Welsh trip...
And so it's goodbye to summer. Goodbye to long days, bumper harvests, warm breezes and light evenings. Today marks the autumnal equinox and the beginning of my favourite season. Cosy knits and blankets, hot chocolate and rosy noses. Crisp mornings, cool air, crunchy leaves! It's time now to put the garden to sleep for the [...]
I've had my allotment for four years now, and every year for the last four years I’ve made the same mistake, which such unwavering consistency that I’m starting to believe it’s not a mistake at all and more an expression of some hidden desire in my subconscious. In the collective subconscious no less, as every [...]
Following on from my previous post (30th Annual Allotment Show 2018 Part 1 – The Judging - do have a read if you'd like to hear what goes into entering this kind of village event!) I have placed below the full list of all the categories I entered and where I placed. Largely for my own [...]
This week marked a big event in my social calendar. My social calendar is virtually non-existent (I'm an incurable introvert), so you might argue that any event is a big event, but you would be being rather churlish. It's the weekend of the 30th Annual Allotment Show. I have entered the show every year since [...]
WELCOME Welcome to the relaunch of my blog, Linnet Lane! I am beyond excited to finally be back on the blogging waggon. For those entirely new to my blogging endeavours, this little site has been around since 2014, the year I got my house and the year my gardening journey began. In fact you can [...]
So, it was our first wedding anniversary this month, and to celebrate it our family grew. Meet Skye. She's a working cocker spaniel, named for the rugged and beautiful island we spent our honeymoon on. Tom and I already both enjoy long walks in all kinds of weathers, and I've always dreamed of having a [...]
Another wild garlic recipe, but when it grows so freely and tastes so good, why not? A number of you have asked for my wild garlic pesto recipe so here it is. I will however begin with a disclaimer - my attitude to recipes is quite basic. I am not the kind of person who [...]