Allotments, Shed and Hamnet

24 Apr

Our allotments are a delight. There are Forget-me-nots everywhere (and I hope they self seed into our plot for next year) and people are both practical and quirky. I love these beach huts that are just the fronts against the hedge.

The hooley continues. We have secured our little shed which was blown over and the chimney pot, inherited from my Mum, where we stash the bamboo canes.

I wrote about Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell in an earlier post, to be found here, and spent a very happy hour a couple of evenings ago, listening to the author talking about her work and answering readers’ questions in The Guardian Book Club event for April. If you haven’t read this amazing book yet, it is now in paperback and really is one of the best novels I have ever read. .


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3 responses to “Allotments, Shed and Hamnet

  1. nrhatch

    April 25, 2021 at 3:36 am

    I did read Hamnet . . . with a bit less enthusiasm than you. But how great that you had a chance to chat with the author.

    I seem to be skirting around Shakespeare quite a bit lately ~ just watched Ophelia (a 2018 movie that expands Ophelia’s role in Hamlet), read Hamnet, watched a comedic production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), and watched Seven Pounds starring Will Smith which seemed based on the Merchant of Venice.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 27, 2021 at 8:38 am

      A Shakespeare fest! Wonderful. We saw the Reduced Shakespeare Company some years ago performing all 37 plays in a couple of hours. It was hilarious. I shall look out for Seven Pounds. Sorry you didn’t enjoy Hamnet as much as I did… I think the bookclub event is available here if you’d like to watch it. 🙂

  2. commonprose

    April 24, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    The allotment has become quite an adventure! Enjoyed catching a glimpse of the lovely Mr. S.


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