Wednesday, 29 June 2022


Morning, so a bit different workdesk this week.  This was last night (as today my desk is covered with work so cant show that) and its the allotment!  
This is my 2nd plot (I have 2 half size plots) and I took this one on this year after being on the list for over 2 years.  It hadnt been cultivated for over a year so was thick in weeds so I decided to only cultivate half of it and cover the top half and plant through it (to allow the weeds below the covering to die back) and planted my squash through there, also there was a row of what looked potentially like flowers so I kept these (in the middle of the photo) and there are viola's, mulliens (tall spiky flower) and some floppy tall yellow ones (no idea what they are) and some lovely purple spikey ones too - either way they look lovely and the bee's love them!

after my tatties I then had a bed of strawberries.  To protect them a bit I covered them in old net curtains to keep the birds off!  Looks odd but is free and seems to work ok.  I placed my "man bites dog" cards on there and dealt "Dog weeps for Crazy Model" - well, bless the dog!

These are the tatties, some flowers, onions and sweetcorn.  At the back of the plot are some autumn raspberries and a VERY large red currant bush!

 hence this was last nights harvest.  Radish, spicy salad leaves, garlic scrapes, strawberries and red currants.  I also had a large bag of broad beans from my other plot I harvested yesterday so this will keep me going for a while.

So, like I said, a bit of a different update from me, but with work being super busy in the past year the allotment is a great break from work and time out (hence I even had a plot in my 20's when we rented a flat in Bath back in the early 90's)

So, What's on YOUR workdesk this Wednesday?


Wednesday, 8 June 2022


Happy What's on your workdesk Wednesday!  So, on my desk this week is STILL my journal to be finished for June (yes, I know....I will finish it this week honest!) and my bullet journal needs the june page constructing (I will do this later after work).

Not much else has changed on the desk (as is the way this time of year as the allotments keep me super busy outside of work).  My "man bites dog" cards actually make sense this week though! "Psychic tricks crazy lawyer!"


Thought I would share some photos from the jubilee weekend, we were lucky enough in the next village (about 20 mins walk from ours) to have the flypast of the Hurricane, Spitfire and  Lancaster planes and they circled overhead twice!

there was also some old buses being used to ferry people to a local parking area (we are lucky that we have a steam railway at the end of our estate so often see vintage vehicles around here)

and this is what my crafting in the past couple of weeks have been-first double batch of this years elderflower cordial made and bottled

and 14 jars of rhubarb chutney made (last year I made 42 jars of jams and chutneys, not to mention dried herbs, pickled nasturtium seeds, wild garlic salts, elderberry brandy and sloe gins) so that is this years harvesting off to a good start

I thought I would also share with you a recent urban sketch i did manage to do, sat on the seafront of sidmouth sketching buskers.

So, What's on your workdesk this wednesday?


Wednesday, 1 June 2022


 Hello, things are still manic so i am rather behind. On my desk is my 365 journal, it isn't ready for the start of June and to be honest i doubt i will get a chance to do any more until the bank holiday when i get some time off work so hoping i can catch up on outstanding tasks, though there are so many!

Also on my desk is a lovely ATC from Christine aka Bishopsmate. So chuffed to get this, especially at the moment and loving the stamp used it says 'precious moments in time' love it, thanks Christine  

My 'man bites dog' cards this week are 'thousands brave downsize lover', nope no idea, some weeks they just don't make sense!  

So, what's on your workdesk Wednesday?