• A Damp Dander

    Damp Dander

    Times have been tough with my mental health (not helped by these darker mornings and evenings) and the training of Toby. Oh Lord, I had forgotten how frustratin... Read more

    Posted on 03 December 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Wild Camping and Toby

    Wild Camping Toby

    I'm not doing too well with the old blog post writing these past months am I? Well to try and remedy that here's another catch up post, non-allotment related I'... Read more

    Posted on 22 October 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Photo Update from Last Weekend

    Photo Update from Last Weekend

    'Things' have not been good inside the head of your exhausted writer, my dear friends. The debilitation of Depression, Anxiety and BPD is real, really real and ... Read more

    Posted on 07 October 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Conquering Slieve Binnan

    Conquering Slieve Binnan

    We slept in. That's how the day started, oh to sleep in to 11 o'clock is not great when a hiking adventure is in mind. Quickly Andrew's mind went to the negativ... Read more

    Posted on 07 September 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Clock Keeps Ticking

    Clock Keeps Ticking

    It was been a week and life goes on, as of course it should and indeed, must. These past few days have been so terribly painful that I have found myself numb... Read more

    Posted on 02 September 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • In the Shade of the Shed

    Shade Shed

    Time marches on, callously and without any regard to the quiet devastation that has occurred to myself and Andrew. How can anything, anyone, continue to live... Read more

    Posted on 27 August 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Simple Courgette Salad Ideas

    Simple Courgette Salad Ideas

    I'm not a cook, I'll put that out there to begin with! I like baking (maybe twice a year, haha) and I am not a fan of courgettes BUT this way of eating up our... Read more

    Posted on 06 August 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Dungonnell Way


    Cargan, a little village in the back of beyond. A school, a garage, a pizza/chippy takeout and a petrol station with a Mace food market attached. This, and... Read more

    Posted on 02 August 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Wabi-Sabi


    **********Life, I just don't 'get' it, why is it so hard, so painful, so full of angst and disappointment? There's something in me that constantly wants it to... Read more

    Posted on 28 July 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Playing Catch Up ~ 1

    Playing Catch

    It's been a while dear friends, can you tell my heart just isn't in it these days?The allotment is a foreign place to me now enough though it is but a moments... Read more

    Posted on 22 July 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Allotment Without Me

    Allotment Without

    This is a super huge catch up post and boy does it make me feel all the feels. I'm embarrassed and ashamed as Andrew has done everything himself, I'm proud of... Read more

    Posted on 06 July 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • A Thank You


    'The world will give you that once in a while, a brief term out; the boxing bell rings and you go to your corner, where someone dabs mercy on your beat-up... Read more

    Posted on 01 July 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • When You're Going Through Hell

    When You're Going Through Hell

    ...keep going!April the 4th was the last time I had anything to do with the allotment. I haven't even been in the vicinity of the place and I didn't plant one... Read more

    Posted on 12 May 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Seedlings Ahoy Plus Rhubarb and Ginger Compote

    Seedlings Ahoy Plus Rhubarb Ginger Compote

    'Oh the weather outside is frightful...' with a chill in the air and regular rain/hail downpours; it's just plain miserable. But luckily the seedlings in the... Read more

    Posted on 06 April 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • April, Tea Breaks and Garlic Planting

    April, Breaks Garlic Planting

    April was crept up on me from no where! I'm in shock. It's probably not helpful that I forgot to get us a nice new house calendar at the start of the year -... Read more

    Posted on 04 April 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Regarding That Warning Letter

    Regarding That Warning Letter

    I really ought to learn to let things go. I know this, I'm too sensitive and once hurt by something it takes me goodly time to heal. Read more

    Posted on 30 March 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • First Seedlings Pop Through

    First Seedlings Through

    It's a dreary, dank day and I'm feeling a little depressed. Though Maggie is a healing balm and I have a great book to read and pen-pal to write to; plenty to... Read more

    Posted on 24 March 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Progress is Joyful

    Progress Joyful

    Is there a happier sound than that of a wee, elderly dog barking in her sleep? I think not. And that is the sound I awoke to on Sunday morning, which led to a... Read more

    Posted on 19 March 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Hopping into Action

    Hopping into Action

    I say ' hopping' so as to conjure up images of bunnies and the associated Easter/spring paraphernalia, but it's leading me astray already and now I'd like an... Read more

    Posted on 14 March 2016 GARDENING, HOME
  • Held Captive

    Held Captive

    Yesterday I had the crazy idea that maybe I could walk to the plots alone and have a look and come home. It would be about a 20 min adventure. Read more

    Posted on 09 March 2016 GARDENING, HOME