#MySustainableSwaps

#MySustainableSwaps

This post in the first in a lifelong series. You see, like many of us I have recently woken up to the realities of what the excesses and selfishness of the human animal is doing to our planet. Our one-in-a-million planet, home to billions of brilliant magical creatures and a plethora of priceless plantlife. It's [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Garlic

A Beginner’s Guide to Garlic

One autumn crop I love planting and which I would never willingly be without is garlic. It's embarrassingly easy to grow, takes very little time to plant out, doesn't require much attention and provides the basis for the following year's worth of culinary delights - all for a very modest investment. One thing to note [...]

A Balloon Ride

A Balloon Ride

Last week Tom and I finally took off on an adventure in the skies! Last Christmas we were gifted a ride in a balloon by my parents and through the course of this year we have had several aborted attempts to fly due to poor weather. It seemed as though each time we booked a [...]

The Autumnal Equinox

The Autumnal Equinox

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 [...]

Recipe – Indian spiced courgette chutney

Recipe – Indian spiced courgette chutney

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 [...]

30th Annual Allotment Show 2018 Part 1 – The Judging

30th Annual Allotment Show 2018 Part 1 – The Judging

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 [...]