Where did July go?…..

I can’t believe its a month since my last post! It has been a busy few weeks with a lot going on although really that’s no excuse. It has been ‘bitty’ things as opposed to anything in particular but the time has flown by! We have had a couple of birthdays, including Ian’s, and have finally go the house back to some sense of normality. The loft is looking a bit tidier if still, somewhat, full. Down the allotment things have not been as good as they could have but the potatoes have done very well as have the onions.


You can see by the size of the £2 coin how large they are and the second picture shows the dining table with the onions laid out to dry in the conservatory. We still have 2 rows to dig up so they should keep us going well into the new year. I had a mammoth blanching session and have now frozen carrots, french beans and cabbage. We decided this year not to bother with runner beans, they are a fiddle to prepare and no-one is really that keen on them so I planted dwarf and climbing french beans and so far have had 2 buckets worth to blanch! Ian’s blackberries are also doing well, we have picked and frozen the ripe ones and when he has enough he will do some pots of jam. The berries are really sharp to eat off of the bush but in jam they are gorgeous. So far Scary Mandy has protected our sweetcorn and there seems to have been no badger activity, although too many people say they think its me on the plot! I am a fair bit slimmer than her , I think, and I wear my trousers the right way round, unlike her as Ian dressed her with them back to front!

Hopefully next post I will have a few more pictures to put on as Ian and I are off camping in West Sussex next week. Planning some walking, geocaching and sightseeing as well as a deserved rest. We are staying at Graffham Campsite which is a woodland site and looks extremely peaceful. I have bought the peppers from the allotment greenhouse back home so they can be watered while we are away. The 2 peppers I have at home are doing really well and Im hoping that some will be ready for picking when we get back.

We have done some walks recently including the Round Aylesbury walk. I was not impressed at all by it, the signage was atrocious and even with  a GPS we managed to get off track making a 12 mile walk into 16!! In places it was well maintained then in others it was overgrown and used as a dumping ground. not one I would recommend. We did, however do a circular walk around Whiteleaf and Princes Risborough and that was gorgeous, about 6 miles but, until the last short bit, in the middle of nowhere. Just how we like it. We did pop out this morning to do a couple of caches and one had a geocoin in so we can take that away with us next week.

I am plodding on with Country Footpath but have just picked up a tapestry kit from a charity shop of a Woodland path. It has been a while since I have done a tapestry so I am looking forward to it. Will take it with me next week and see if I can make a start on it and add a photo next time. Really hoping for good weather next week, although im happy to camp whatever the weather a bit of sun makes all the difference 🙂


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