Peace, Allotments and New Potatoes

01 Jun

1   This morning I arranged all the knitting we have done so far for Wool Against Weapons, into a big Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament logo in the front garden. We still have more pieces to add so the final one will be even bigger and better!

CND logo in pink wool

CND logo in pink wool

2   I visited our neighbour and her sister at their patch at the local allotments this afternoon. There is a lovely Welcome sign and theirs must be the best Garden Shed in the business!

Welcome to Plot 7

Welcome to Plot 7

The best garden shed ever

The best garden shed ever

3   Later, S brought us some newly dug potatoes which were just delicious and tasted like potatoes used to taste when we were little!



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18 responses to “Peace, Allotments and New Potatoes

  1. Su Leslie

    June 4, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I love your knitted logo, and am a little envious of your allotment. My garden is looking very neglected at the moment 🙁

  2. greenbenchramblings

    June 3, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Three important things in one post, CND a Lottie and new potatoes. Such an amazing shed too!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 5, 2014 at 5:54 am

      Yes, that was a post to be proud of! Glad you likes id 🙂

  3. mybeautfulthings

    June 2, 2014 at 3:49 pm

  4. Elle

    June 2, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Oh those potatoes look delicious. I can almost taste them. The new potatoes here are good, but not as good as at home. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 5, 2014 at 5:50 am

      There’s nothing quite like freshly dug and very small new potatoes. 🙂

      • Elle

        June 6, 2014 at 5:51 am

        Absolutely. After reading your post I bought a kilo of Hokkaido New Potatoes; they are the closest thing to Irish/English new potatoes you can get here. Hokkaido is a similar latitude to our islands which may be the reason why. 🙂

  5. Patty B

    June 2, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Now that is a good cause, you are all doing a wonderful job with the peace sign, I hope all the news outlets pick this up. And I sure can use a cute garden shed like that now that the gardening bug has bit me!! 🙂 My daughter likes Ute suggestion to use it as a beach hut! lol

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 2, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      On 9th August there will be the whole 7 miles of knitting! A day of creative and direct action outside the Atomic Weapons Factories in Berkshire

      We will assemble and put up all our yarn bomb pieces on the gates at Aldermaston and Burghfield – how pretty will those grey fences look after we’ve finished with them!

      We will unravel our spectacular pink peace scarf – that in itself will be quite crazy: the olympic sport of knitters – it will wind happily from the AWE perimeter fence at Aldermaston all the way to the fence at AWE Burghfield. Along pathways, up trees, past houses and passers by.

      We will finish at the gates of Aldermaston – time TBA – where we will have a symbolic joining of the last piece and a minute’s silent reflection. There will be speakers, music, face painting, tea and cake and other sorts of fun madness.

      I really hope that I can be there and that it does get into the press!

      All the best to you 🙂

      • Patty B

        June 4, 2014 at 12:12 am

        I will remember to keep all of you in my prayers that day – and that your voices will be heard. 🙂

  6. Deborah

    June 2, 2014 at 10:04 am

    That’s a lot of knitting! Looks gorgeous!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 2, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Yes, it’s 12 metres so far and should be 17/18 by the time our group has finished. The whole thing will be 7 miles long! 🙂

  7. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    June 1, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I look at the potatoes and I swear I can taste them!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      They really were good! A few more tonight too 🙂

  8. utesmile

    June 1, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    that is such a cute garden shed… or you could use it as beach hut… 🙂

  9. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    June 1, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    I envy your new potatoes – nothing tastes better. My girls now say that they don’t like the taste of store bought potatoes any more. This year we are planting a much smaller garden and forgoing the potato patch altogether because of time constraints, but hopefully we can find some nice new potatoes at the farmers market.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      Farmers’ markets are the next best thing to having your neighbours provide the delicious little spuds! We don’t have space to grow our own, sadly.
      All the best to you and yours 🙂


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