Welcome to our plot!

I'm Hazel, and in Nov 2006 my friend Jane and I took on a half plot at Hill Allotments, Sutton Coldfield - we want the satisfaction of growing and eating our own fruit and veg, and to improve our diet (and fitness!).

This is the story of what happened next...........

Monday, June 22, 2009

Healthy Living?

You would think that with all this marvellous fresh-as-it-can-be veg, I would be a bright eyed healthy whippersnapper ready for some sort of Olympic call up.

This is not true, however, because although I am eating remarkably well, I am also eating remarkably well – fresh young veg & lots of it, generally with a knob of butter – & in order to continue to do so without becoming overly rotund, I have shaken out the hi-vis jacket, blown the cobwebs off the bike & I went to the Hill on two wheels this evening.

Not that there was an awful lot that I wanted to do when I got there, beyond vague thoughts of watering the tomatoes & picking some broad beans for tea.

As I was getting my breath back, David-other-half rolled up, “oh, you've cycled here tonight,” he noted as he walked past me to the back of the plot & busied himself with the hoe.

I was looking at the onions when Jason (behind retired Maureen) came along, “oh, you've cycled here tonight,” he remarked as he strode by with watering can & tomato feed. Not sure if they saw the bike or my strangely puce face.

The onions have started to flop over, so I can start to lift these, then put them in the mini greenhouse at home to dry out properly – a job for the weekend when I have the car with me, perhaps – unless I want to look like a French onion seller cycling home.

I picked the BROAD BEANS (barry plot 19), three sweetpeas to add to the vase at home & watered the peas, then cycled back - it’s downhill home!


  1. Everyone should live in a valley - then it's ALWAYS downhill home! We live somewhere nearly as flat as Norfolk.

  2. Maybe we need to get you one of those little trolleys which hooks to the back of your bike?

  3. But in a valley it's such an effort to go anywhere...

    I'll think about the trolley, Bilbo....might make me look overly foolish?

  4. I think a woman who goes to business meetings with composty hands is waaaay past worrying about whether she will look foolish.

    (and anyway, who the h*** cares how you look as long you you are happy?)


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