Allotment: The Beginning

So last year we took on an allotment. I was unable to do much with it at the time as I was heavily pregnant but because they are so hard to come by I couldn’t turn down the offer when one became available.

Now I’m not pregnant anymore I’m excited to get started on creating a magical space for us to relax on stressful days.

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This is just a quick post to start tracking our progress. I’ve included some pictures from last year when we started as an introduction point. I really feel that gardening is one of those skills that all children should have the opportunity to learn – knowing how to grow your own food is just as important as knowing how to cook it!

We found and carefully removed a few frogs while we were weeding our plot. I’m hoping to build a pond for the wildlife at some point. Having a pond with frogs is very useful for controlling the slugs without having to use nasty pesticides.

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We hope you’re all well. If you have an allotment or a garden then please do share your ideas over on our Facebook page! We would love to see your spaces for inspiration!

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Elliot

As a lot of you know, last year was a very quiet year for us on the blog. I was expecting a beautiful little boy and pregancy wasn’t easy. I suffered from a condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum, (also referred to as HG by many sufferers) you can get more information on the condition by clicking here.

Despite it being the toughest pregnancy I have ever experienced, he was worth every second of suffering!

Anyway, I’ve been waiting to share these photos with you all for a while now.

Here is our beautiful baby. Elliot.

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My little ‘Elliot Bear’ – looking forward to all of the fun years ahead of us, beautiful boy.

The photos were taken by a fantastic woman and photographer called Ruth Bloch.  Please head over to her page and give her a thumbs up as she is just such an amazing photographer and wonderful human being! I’m not affiliated with her at all, I am just one genuinely happy customer. She managed to squeeze us in despite her busy schedule and for that, I will be forever grateful.