meet the neighbours

August 25, 2009 at 2:26 pm 3 comments

Pat in the gooseberry bushWe share our plot with Pat and Robin who are known throughout the land for their genorosity with all things biscuit.  As well as sharing baked goods and mint tea they gave me a key to their shed when I first joined them so I didn’t have to buy all my own tools.  After borrowing their trowel on Sunday because mine was playing hide and seek with me I thanked Pat and said ”what would I do without you”.  To which she replied warmly ”drink less tea I should think”.  meet pat and robin

people - Robin looking at blog on phone

Robin snapped a few weeks ago catching up on my latest blog entry which happened to be Derek’s peas and featured the shed we were looking at behind him as he read it out to us!

Entry filed under: great people.

a garden with borage Cedric’s jam and cream

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. collagen  |  September 11, 2009 at 6:12 am

    You are lucky to have so generous neighbours. You must be enjoying your tea along with them.

    • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  September 11, 2009 at 6:20 am

      indeed. It can’t be all work so a little tea, biscuits and a natter goes along way to reviving you for a second round of digging :o)

  • […] 17th Century vegetable beds and asking what they were called. The array of tulips reminded me of my allotment neighbours Pat and Robin who always have smatterings of tulip flair dotted among their edible plants. I felt a little […]


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