Allotment Diary

Friday, 29 June 2012


Dear Blog
I'm so sorry, I haven't paid attention to you this week. Its not intentional, I promise. I've been busy with real life. I know I shouldn't ignore you, after all, I started you to map our lives for the children to read about but. . . . .  kids keep you busy! Its been non stop this week so I promise to come back to you this weekend and post some of our holiday photos and to write about the lovely places we went to. It will be a long post to make up for the non-attention you've been given

Gotta run now

Helen x

Sunday, 24 June 2012

We're home

Well we're home but I've been a little busy catching up with the washing!!

I'll update the blog with photo's once I've uploaded them from my missing camera - I'm hoping its in the bag that's been dumped in our room

We had a fantastic holiday with the odd adventure - think car keys, broke, stranded in a car park lol

Helen x

Thursday, 14 June 2012


Well that last post was a really miserable post wasn't it lol
I feel heaps better today - even feel in the holiday mood
Clothes packing has been done, food packing and all the "other stuff" packing is being done
I'm getting quite excited now. We've mapped out our route, its about 240 miles and should take about 5hrs. DVD players, PSP etc are on charge to keep the kiddies amused, wellies and sandals, jeans and shorts are packed. I've packed for 2 hols - 1 cold and 1 warm!! I'm living in hope that the predicted rain doesn't happen.

K is bathing Toby - Toby has to be bribed to go upstairs and into the bathroom, and then Toby will stand in the bath and shake.
Homer the Hamster is already at Mums and Toby will go there later once he's dry.
All the plants at the lottie have been watered and lots of weeding has been done.

One more sleep to go and then . . .  we're all going on our summer holiday

Helen x

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Fed Up, weather, migraine

I am completely fed up. I had a migraine yesterday that lasted all day and then this morning I woke up feeling ok but by 10.30 I had another headache and now I've tummy pains, the apcking up for the hols isn't happening, I have ironing and washing to do and if its not raining its overcast and cold.

I can't even describe how fed up I am

Helen :[

Friday, 8 June 2012

Cold/Cough, Half Term Hols, Weather

Arwedd and Jo - thank you for your kind comments
Cold/Cough - I still have the blooming thing - it just won't shift. I'm fed up with it now and I'm starting to feel run down, can't sleep, headaches blah, blah, blah!

Weather - its horrid here, blowing a hooey, raining and cold. I keep having to put the heating on.

Half Term Hols - I had this weeks worth of events all planned out, nice walks through woods, picnics, tent up in the garden for C to hang out in [she loves putting the Tent up and claiming it as hers] but because I feel ill and because of the weather this week has been a struggle. Its Friday now and I can't remember what we did on Monday! I'm sure we did something ????????? Today we are going to the pictures to see Men In Black 3, the children have gift vouchers left over from Xmas that will pay for them to get in and I'll pay for me and Mum to get in. We take sweets and drinks with us, I'm NOT paying the prices that a Cinema charges! ~Yesterday we went up the City Centre, C had her hair cut, D traded in some games and started his pot of savings to go towards a PS3 that he wants [yes, another console] I bought 3lbs of Strawberries for £2, came home and I hulled them all and left them to soak overnight in sugar, ready to be turned into Jam or Sauce today.

And that's it - what a dreadful week.

1 week to go and then we are on holiday, I can't wait.

Oh, oh, forgot to say [how could I forget this] K has a new job!!! He went for his 2nd interview yesterday, he applied for a Support Workers Role at a residential home 5 miles away. He had his 1st interview last week and the 2nd last night, last nights 1 was about meet and greet the residents, he was offered the job straight away, now awaiting his CRB and then he can hand his notice in - neither of us can wait for the moment. The pay is a couple of hundred more and his petrol will be a lot less and the rota is far better and he gets 33 days hols a year - exciting times for him and he really deserves it as he puts up with a lot where he is working now, I'm really pleased for him.

Helen x

PS I have some pictures of rude strawberries - I'll post them later [naughty!]

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Cold and colder

Cold - K has kindly passed on his cold to me, aches and pains and feeling very tired along with a blocked nose and a headache, thanks K.

Colder - the weather has changed and the boiling hot, muggy weather has turned into winds, rain and cold, cold, cold!!

Toby is still poorly, bad tummy isn't letting up

Not a good weekend so far

Helen x

Friday, 1 June 2012


Toby our Dog is poorly - don't read on if you don't like dog poo!!

Toby is a cross between an Alsatian and a Border Collie, he's the naughty baby in the house. Everything we do revolves around him. He's 10 years old. I got him when I went to see the litter - he was the runt of the pack and oh my, he was adorable. He's very naughty - can't be let off the lead as he runs away, he pinches any food left lying around [except grapes or jelly]. He snores, he howls in his sleep [he sleeps in our bedroom], he's very protective of me, he barks wildly if anyone knocks at the door, we had to get a post box to go outside for the postmen otherwise he rips the post to shreds and tries to get the postman's hand too!! He hates cats and pigeons, he thinks squirrels are his next meal. Toby sleeps on C's bed during the day - when he's not barking at someone or something.

Toby has an upset tummy, he's making a mess in the garden, he's passing mucus and we think he may have colonitis. I will have to wash the grass tomorrow, how gross is that. He's on a diet of rice and boiled chicken or boiled white fish for the next few days. Its Jubilee weekend and a bank holiday thrown in to boot. Vets on Weds if he's no better.

Poor Toby, K and I are praying he'll get better, not only will we be very upset but C will be completely devastated, she's known him since she was 2 and she loves him. After losing Grandad last year she won't cope with losing Toby too, he's getting old in his ways, even if this tummy upset isn't the end for him we don't think he'll be around all that much longer. My poor Toby.

Helen x