Sunday, 10 August 2014

Happy 6th Anniversary

Wow, so it's come to this....6 years of our lives we have been allotmenteers; I feel as though we deserve a badge or something, a medal. I know I'll have to make my own.....
Today is horrendous with heavy rain and general misery so it's a little sad that I can't take photos and I don't feel all giddy and summery on this occasion.
We were there yesterday though and met new plot owners and saw some old ones leave for good. That was funny - they hadn't been there in forever and one of the ex-owners loudly exclaimed that it was 'an absolute mess!'. What? like it was meant to look after itself?! I look forward to someone taking it on - it's the 'a' half of our 14b.

So here are some fun photos from a scrap book I tried to keep early on in the adventure. I am a terrible scrapbooker and in the end I simply took loads of photos and saved them on a hard drive. Well, that was until I discovered the magical world of the blog :)
the advert in the town magazine - our confirmation letter - the plan for the first year :)

looking so much younger and me lounging on the turf sofa , just getting stuck in de-turfing, the field as it was

Look here for my wee post on the how the story got started. It was written 6 years ago and I think I sound scared :) Back them I didn't know other people read your blog - wow, I knew nothing about blogging.

Oh and here is my first blog header, I think the title was below this  picture. We found this horse shoe whilst digging our plot = good luck :)

So that's or for now. As I said, all is depression and misery outside and in my noggin', sorry.

Much love and thank you for making my little journal come alive by your reading and commenting. I feel so much less alone with my lovely gardening online friends - you make life easier and fun and I can't thank you enough xxx

Carrie

11 comments:

  1. Six years hard labour eh? well done. I know nothing about blogging either, I just waffle on x

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    1. I waffle too, its my speciality :) I just didn't know anything about layout or titles etc. xx

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  2. Congratulations, well done and here's to many more anniversaries. Flighty xx

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    1. Thank you!! Hopefully one day it shall all be about our back garden plot xx

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  3. Well done for sticking in there - to all THREE of you.

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  4. Well done on six years of plotting and blogging, medal-worthy indeed. I bet the letter confirming your plot was really exciting when it arrived. You've done so well, both of you, and I do hope things are better for you this week Carrie. CJ xx

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  5. Wonderful way to keep a chronicle of your plotting adventures -- in a book and a blog! Have you heard of these book-to-blog companies that take your blog page and print them in a blog?

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    1. Yep I've looked into those blog to book people. I'd love one for each year so far!! But I simply couldn't afford it :(

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  6. Congratulations on six years of hard (and delicious!) allotmenteering!
    And may your new neighbours be a humungous improvement on An Absolute Mess.

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