our garden cafe

July 5, 2009 at 9:41 am 2 comments

During the last few weeks I’ve been going to the allotment first thing in the morning before it gets too hot.  8 o’clock seems pretty early to most people but every time I’ve been one of our near neighbours Bob is already several hours into his digging and manure spreading.  He had a hip operation in February and is now tackling foot high weeds on 3 plots.  Yes 3!  I’ve never yet seen him stop for a break and I’m not very good at that either when I’m there on my own.  This tea area looks quite different on a saturday morning when George and I eagerly smile ‘oh, go on then’ to the offer of tea and biscuits from Pat and Robin.

tea time area


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melting in the heat plant happiness

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  • 1. alifelesssimple  |  July 5, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Nic, what a lovely idea to have a tea area on your allotment site. The site where we have our allotments is very new, the feild was ploughed a few days before we took over our plots on 2nd April, before that it was grass land. All the plot holders smile and say hello but no-one really knows each other I don’t think. Poppy

  • 2. nicmoorey  |  July 5, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    this area of the plot is officially Pat and Robn’s but they’re very good at sharing and inspiring a healthy balance between toil and tea. We have lots of smilers too but I think the lack of conversation is often more to do with people’s need for the peace and quiet they find at the allotment.


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