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Thursday, 28 June 2012

We have an Allotment!

Yesterday was an amazing day, it was like waiting for a bus and lots of good things coming along at once.

Imogen has been in a talent contest at school, she went into the semi finals before half term and then the final was at school, hosted by the local radio station last night. She sang Celine Dion's My Heart will go On and came second (runner up), she was so thrilled and it meant so much to her. We were so proud, especially when other people in the audience were saying wow about her voice. Daddy filmed it, but I can't post it as there is a school agreement that we can take photos and video, but must not post it on the internet - I think it's a fair agreement and means we can still take pictures to help preserve our memories.

So Imogen was very happy (as were we), then Adam came from work and told us what a fantastic day he'd had... brilliant :)

And the other very exciting news for us is that we have an allotment!!!!!!!!!!

We put our name down 4 years ago, and it seemed like it would never happen. We went to have a look this afternoon, it's very overgrown... but so exciting. Lots of very hard work to get it cleared by Andy, and we've already bribed Adam to help with the digging over.

Even overgrown as it is, we still fell in love with it instantly

We even picked some of the rhubarb growing there to make something tasty with. We are complete novices and have only dabbled with growing some veggies in the garden so are hoping to get lots of advice as we go along. I can't help much with the physical side of it, but I'm just as excited as Andy...

Take care


  1. Congratulations on everything! Good days are so precious!

  2. Congratulations! I'm still waiting but this gives me hope xx

  3. Wahoo. Great news. Congratulations to mini celine.
    What you going to grow first?

  4. Hi Cheryl!
    I'm excited about your allotment! I bet you will grow great things!
    How exciting to have such a talented daughter! Well done, Imogen!

  5. I'm very happy for all of your good news. You must be very excited. I have confidence you will do just fine gardening.

    Cindy Bee

  6. How exciting, would love an allotment but the waiting list is soooooo long here too!
    Victoria xx

  7. Fabulous!!! Celine Dion songs aren't easy and that one in particular isn't at all...your daughter's voice must be wonderful. Congratulations proud Mum!!!

    thats Fantastic having an allotment...great to get out and grow lots of yummy fresh vegetables.
    Really 4 years!!!

    Amanda :-)

  8. Am so ploases for you Cheryl! We used to have an allotment, and it's a lovely way of life ... Hard work but very rewarding. Well done to Imogen (I love that name!) too. Thanks for your visit to my blog, and for your greetings too. Have a lovely weekend! Claire xxx

  9. You must all be so proud of Imogen! Well done her! Ooh you lucky people having an allotment. I'm sure you will get lots of lovely veggies/flowers and lots of pleasure too :) Looking forward to future posts all about it! Maggie xx

  10. Ooo, lucky you! It has been worth the wait!
    I'm sure you will have lots of fun there...and I wish you oodles of yummy fresh crops!


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