Feeling Springy!

Burrrr it’s been a cold one today! But it’s been lovely to explore a local ‘secret garden’ with Jassy this afternoon 🙂 there’s so many pretty spring flowers dotted around, they break up the browny greens of winter.  Here’s what I’ve found…   It makes your heart flutter at the thought of spring being…

English Summers

There’s something quintessentially English about canals.  A hazy summers day walk, white fluffy clouds, blue sky, the flowers blowing in the breeze. It’s been such a lovely hot weekend, feeling very much like summer 🙂 a little bit too hot to be working on the allotment.  We made the most of Sunday afternoon, strolling down…

Don’t You Just Love Freebies

The other week our new allotment neighbours gave us their surplus brassicas 😀 We’ve got some cauliflowers, broccoli and sprouts. Over the long weekend, armed with a trowel and some dolomite lime (we use this mixed in with the soil to prevent clubroot, which is rife on our site) we planted a mini brassica patch. This should…

Contrasting Colours Of Spring

I popped out for my daily walk with Jassy in the glorious sunshine. The birds were singing away and the bees were very busy, covered in pollen 😀 Snowdrops fade to crocuses to daffodils… it made me think of all the flowers that are out at the moment, even the dandelions look pretty, illuminated in the sunshine…

A Visit To Frithy’s…

What can be better after a long walk in the sunshine than stopping off at a quaint and quirky Tea Room… Frithy’s 🙂 Frithy’s is set in the beautiful village of Far Sawrey, just down the road from Hill Top House (Beatrix Potter’s home), in the South Lakes. This lovely place has brought to life the…

The Garden Awakes

We went to one of our favourite little places at the weekend. Chadkirk Estate.  I was really excited to see beautiful colour and the flowers waking up 🙂 So many pretty little places to walk with our little Jassy bear, we’re very lucky indeed.  We sometimes pop into the church in the afternoon with Jassy…

The Changing Seasons

I love autumn, it’s a really beautiful time of the year.  Lots of bold warm colours, the pavement scattered with nature’s confetti.  My favourite seasons are autumn and winter.  With the clocks changing and the darker nights drawing in fast, all cosy and warm indoors, I’ve been thinking back to how the allotment changes throughout…