This time last year I was deeply depressed and dealing with such severe anxiety that I basically couldn’t hold a conversation. Having fallen apart rather spectacularly I took a great deal of time and effort putting myself back together. It was the little things that helped me the most and one of the things I…… Continue reading Finding Joy
Would it surprise you to know that there are probably less than a million Hedgehogs left in England? You might read that and think ‘Well, a million’s a lot!’ But that number has fallen from around about 30 million in the 1950s and the speed of this population decline keeps increasing. Think about it. When…… Continue reading Save Our Hedgehogs!
I decided to try making my own bacon after finding pork belly for such a ridiculously cheap price I couldn’t pass it by. I happened to have got a book for Christmas “Food DIY” and together with some online research making bacon actually seemed really easy… you know, unless you did it wrong, in which…… Continue reading The Bacon Experiment
My poor little she shed was broken into last week and burgled. It was a bit of an odd crime as our allotments are pretty secure. They’re fully fenced, surrounded by residential property and you have to get through two locked gates to enter. At first it was assumed that it was kids climbing the…… Continue reading She Shed Burglary
I have been lucky with both my plots because when I got them they were already covered in weed suppressant fabric. This has been absolutely brilliant as I’ve simply covered the whole plot and then marked where I want paths and growing beds to go. Then I simply cut out round the bed, leaving a…… Continue reading ‘Advent Calendar’ Beds
My little bike trailer is one of the best allotment investments I made last year. Not only does Darcy adore riding in it (it is also known as the Darcy Chariot) but it has enabled me to move all sorts of things down to the allotment, many of which simply wouldn’t fit in the car……… Continue reading The Little Bike Trailer That Could!
I am an unapologetic skip rat. I love skips, they are an excellent source of free building materials. I never pass a skip without checking out its contents. You never know when you are going to pass something with exactly what you need just sitting there, waiting to be rehomed! Everything in these photos has…… Continue reading Top 5 Tips for Skip Salvaging