Allotment, Glass and Blues

09 Oct

We have an allotment! We have been on the list for some time and today we have come to the top. We have a starter plot, one third of a proper plot, to see how we go. We are on trial for 3 months and are very excited to get started and to be a part of this vibrant community. As you can see, there is some work to be keeping us busy.

Sadly, because of the Covid situation, the gallery where I have had my glass is closing. We are a co-operative and haven’t been able to open since the March lockdown. Today, I went to collect the pieces that were first put into the gallery for Valentine’s Day. Something good came out of this sadness though – I was so pleased to see my work and to remember how pretty it is and the fun I had making it all, that I am re-inspired to get on with more making!ย 

As we were so close to the sea while near the gallery, we went for a walk along the sea front and just loved the blues in the sea.

From Gylly to Pendennis


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14 responses to “Allotment, Glass and Blues

  1. greenbenchramblings

    October 14, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Enjoy your allotment – we had allotments near our last three homes and really enjoyed each one. The last one which we kept on for ten years until our involvement with the NGS strengthened was a real exciting experience as we were in the first batch of gardeners in a brand site. We were self-managed and together with a friend I designed its grounds and created a community garden. So much fun!1

  2. nrhatch

    October 12, 2020 at 2:17 am

    How exciting! I think your allotments over there are such a great way to connect to the earth. Happy Growing.


    • mybeautfulthings

      October 14, 2020 at 9:52 am

      Thank you! We are so excited about finally getting a plot and have bought seeds already! Please send me your address – I’d love to post you one of my hearts. Was there one in particular that you took to? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. commonprose

    October 11, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    How sad that the shop is closing. Those are lovely valentine pieces. Guess the allotment plot will keep you busy for awhile. Can you get started on that right away or must you wait still spring?

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 14, 2020 at 9:56 am

      We have started right away! Spent hours clearing weeds, been buying seeds and ordering plants and many hours drawing and planning. Hours of fun for us both! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Arkenaten

    October 9, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    How large is the average allotment plot, Sally?

    Sorry about the gallery closure. As Pratchett used to say. ‘It’s an embuggerance!”

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 10, 2020 at 1:04 pm

      Ours is a starter plot so 1/3 of a whole plot. Ours measure 31′ x 8’6″. The rent is ยฃ11 a year!

      Embuggerance is a wonderful word to describe the situation! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Arkenaten

        October 10, 2020 at 1:15 pm

        Approx. 10m x 3m? (rounded up.)

        Is this enough to feed the two of you?

        • mybeautfulthings

          October 10, 2020 at 3:35 pm

          I think a whole plot will be, might even be too big! We are starting small so we’ll see how it goes. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Arkenaten

            October 10, 2020 at 4:43 pm

            I will be following your progress with much interest.
            I must do a few rough measurment of my veggie garden and see what type of yield I am getting.
            It’ll be fun to compare notes!

          • mybeautfulthings

            October 11, 2020 at 7:29 am

            It will. We have four raised beds in our garden and that gives us some produce but it doesn’t last long. The allotment should supplement that well. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Arkenaten

            October 11, 2020 at 10:05 am

            ”On your marks, get set, Grow!!”

  5. snoakes7001

    October 9, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Congratulations fellow allotmenteer!

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 10, 2020 at 3:35 pm

      Thank you. We’ll see you down there no doubt! ๐Ÿ™‚


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