Archive for ‘Plot politics’
14 August 2007
This is National Allotments Week. How do I know this? An article in the national press? No. Parades, floats and public announcements up and down the country? Nah. A streaker running around Birmingham waving a banner, perhaps? No, siree. Steve Wright mentioned it yesterday , but other [...]
Filed under: Plot politics — Clare @ 1:30 pm
3 April 2007
It can be no coincidence that as soon as I decide to step down from political office, a local allotment association gets all radical – in a really good way.
This story, about Billesley Lane Allotments (just around the corner from us lot over at Warstock Lane) details how they have put in a planning application [...]
Filed under: Plot politics — Clare @ 10:37 am
31 March 2007
We’re back from a long day at the plot, feeling tired and happy. I can tell you briefly that today we have
dug over innumerable beds
weeded the onions and garlic
planted out lettuce seedlings
transplanted pot-sown broad beans
pulled up all remaining leeks and donated LOADS to other allotment holders, thereby appeasing the allotment gods who will now [...]
Filed under: Hard labour, Plot politics — Clare @ 4:27 pm
29 March 2007
I am finally over my cold. Huge thanks for this go to Mel who suggested I take zinc as it is proven to reduce the duration of colds. I’m not entirely sure if it was the zinc itself or just the idea that I was taking something effective, but 48 hours after swallowing [...]
Filed under: Fallow, Plot politics — Clare @ 2:24 pm
17 March 2007
A long time ago you may remember me mentioning how I had been press-ganged into becoming our site’s Allotment Holders’ Association Chairman (or Chair or Chairperson – whatever your preference). I had absolutely no interest in taking on the job but decided to accept the post simply because we numbered so few that otherwise [...]
Filed under: Plot politics — Clare @ 6:30 pm
28 October 2006
It’s fair to say that since I was elected (and I use the term in its loosest, ‘not-elected-at-all-but-persuaded-
with-spades-and-pitchforks-at-my-back’ sense) Chairperson of the Warstock Lane Allotments Association I have hardly been run off my feet with Association-associated tasks. As someone who often doesn’t have enough time to get down there and do a bit of [...]
Filed under: Plot politics — Clare @ 12:51 pm
22 October 2006
There’s not been much time spent down at the allotment recently. We were there briefly on Monday, but that was an administrative visit (filling in a form for the Association’s bank account) rather than to do any work. Plus the weather has been rainy to almost biblical proportions. I fear for my garlic. Even [...]
Filed under: Mulch, P'Soup rumblings, Plot politics — Clare @ 4:41 pm
12 October 2005
My rent is due.
If I pay in the next two weeks then I get a £4 discount and have to stump up only £20 for the year. It’s such a piddlingly small amount – that much money doesn’t even cover two days’ train travel to work in Leicester.
I should get my finger out and [...]
Filed under: Plot politics — Clare @ 6:08 pm
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