Jim Buttress….a True Gent

Yes, we met the main man of the ‘allotment challenge’ at Gardener’s World Live in June.  Jim, greeted us as he walked by, I asked if I could shake his hand, he obliged and said I like your hat!  We then chatted to Jim for a few minutes.  Nice men are hard to come by, he is a true gent and was so lovely to us, as though we knew him, so thank you Jim for being a ‘person’ and not a ‘celebrity’.  You are a star.

True gent

True gent

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Well, I can only apologise for my non blogging, where to begin….

House move!!!

No internet for five weeks – we HATE Sky, they allowed the lady that purchased our property to completely cancel our internet and phone line, the day BEFORE we moved out and she still hasn’t moved in!!!!!  This resulted in us being unable to change or do anything, we are now with BT.  Downside is we missed the last few episodes of Game of Thrones ssshhhhhh – box set we await.

Busy plot time – the week after we moved in, I hardly recognised The Husband, once he got to the plot he was like a man gone mad.  The plot was a tad untidy admittedly, but he was like the Incredible Hulk but in an extremely worse bad mood than the IH, bit scary.  Not too bad now, he is only behaving like that when he has run out of alcohol.

What else has happened?  I have made Elderflower cordial (god damn delicious) & some Redcurrant Jelly also delicious because it was made with my fair hands!

I have resigned from my dead end job, giving nine weeks notice to account for the nine years of dead endness, back stabbing and lying!  My last day is on the 28.08.15, cannot wait to get out of there and work for my Son!  6 weeks and 2 days to go….not counting!

We are off on a road trip to Southern Spain on the 4th September for THREE WHOLE WEEKS!!!! GET IN, not excited at all.

We are harvesting:  New Potatoes, Broad Beans, Kohl Rabi, Beetroot, Kale, Garlic, Mustard – self seeded!, Green Gooseberries – very small amount due to the thieving B******* again, red and white currants, Blueberries, Mange tout & Cabbage…..oh and now the newly ripened Red Goosgogs have been stolen aaaaarrrgggghhhhh.

The plotment goings on in pictures:-

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The hat & celebrating 7 years of wedded gloom!!

The hat & celebrating 7 years of wedded gloom!!

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My allotment flowers

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The plotment a few weeks on:-

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Taller than me!  It isn't hard believe me....

Taller than me! It isn’t hard believe me….


I have stolen the word plotment from an allotment neighbour, it just makes me smile.

I will be back…..







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