Jun 23
2020

Rustic woodwork

A post from 2017 in memory of my Dad… Wanting an allotment bench, I enrol on a woodwork course. Making furniture is in my blood of course. Dad and his Dad before him made all the tables, chairs and monstrous sideboards in their respective homes. On the first day of the course I’m alarmed to […]

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Jun 16
2020

Plum crazy

A post from 2016 in memory of my Dad… Mr Mandy Sutter and I move to a new plum tree. The tree isn’t the main reason for buying our new house, of course. That would be the greenhouse, small and rickety with many cracked and missing panes, but as other gardeners will understand, worth spending […]

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Jun 9
2020

Love among the lettuces

The day finally came.

A tall dark handsome stranger appeared at the allotments, on a plot a mere stone’s throw from our own.

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Jun 4
2020

The Lady of Shallot

The Lady of Shallot: a poem by Alfred Lord Table-Tennyson

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May 26
2020

Protection racket

In memory of my Dad… All the scarecrows at our allotments are male. A stuffed character from the animation South Park, for example, is hoisted aloft by a pole up the jacksie. The pole is a sturdy broom handle so when the wind blows, nothing moves. It’s hard to see how it would scare birds, […]

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