Its been a while. For various reasons… not least of which the glorious sunshine that we’ve been having…
I went through a phase where I thought the allotment was rubbish – ill thought out, poorly designed, inadequately managed and with low levels of staff skill (whoops sorry beener – me not you lol)!
Perhaps I was projecting my feelings about the mental health system onto our paradise.
I was starting to think that we had missed the boat and our plot would not possibly be decent this year. Next year will be better and so on….
All in all, a rather good text book example of depressive ‘logic’.
So of course – this blip of despondency was just asking to be smashed down!!
I have to big up beener here – her humour and determination helped me to see the folly of my ways. I terminated the employment contract of the committee of judges in my head (what a bunch of moaning whingers!) – for goodness sake we’ve achieved so much – in December 06 all we had was brambles and clay and now we have workable land, a greenhouse, a half finished shed and a half finished fruit cage. But most importantly little green things have emerged out of the ‘durt’ and we have helped them to live and now we get to eat ’em!
So in the vein of being proud and happy with all steps forward in life – I share a major triumph with the world! On Tuesday we sat down to our first allotment meal. We had curly fries, processed chicken and BROAD BEANS. We all cooed and celebrated our feast. Without prompting or any type of kick under the table – beener’s youngest told me that he doesn’t like broad beans from shops but that these are amazing!! So we rejoiced and celebrated as humankind has done at harvest time throughout the ages…
Later on we went to yoga and I am definitely sure that I could feel the effects of the beans – the most effortless yoga session I’ve ever had – magic beans indeed.
So the moral of the story is – if you must keep on insisting having allotment fantasies then make sure they’re not about catastrophes, but about the wonderful, magical potential that allotmenteering offers….