allotment visits now we are 3

March 20, 2012 at 11:27 am 8 comments

Sunday was a very special day, not least because it was my first Mothering Sunday, but because we made our maiden visit to the allotment as a family of 3.  We intended to just look, sigh heavily at the mass of weeds and ponder what to grow this year with minimal effort and maximum cropping.  But when have we ever been able to just look and walk away?

When I say ‘we‘ of course, on that particular day, I mean dear G who cut back the raspberry canes for me when it became apparent that 2 months is still not enough time for my body to cope with gardening tasks.  What greater gift could a new Mum want on her first Mothers Day than some muscle for her beloved allotment – beats chocolates or flowers!  

E helped out too by remaining blissfully asleep the whole time we were there.

Entry filed under: allotment tales, home life.

heart filled hand-made oh, chit … again

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bilbowaggins  |  March 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Pooey, sorry you are still in ‘recovery mode’ but hope your healing continues to go well. Bless G., he is a star – but we already knew that :}

  • 2. Robin  |  March 20, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Lying around snoozing in the sunshine – wasn’t that the role his father had planned for himself at the plot?

  • 3. 5olly  |  March 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    It’s hard work for anyone!

  • 4. ediblethings  |  March 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Looks like you all had a fabulous day. What more could a new mother want?

    Thank you for the lovely pictures of the family too.

  • 5. Merci  |  March 21, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    How lovely… Thank you for the photo/letter! x

  • 6. peggy  |  March 26, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Hi Nic, fresh air and sunshine for all 3 of you is just what a doctor would order if he had any sense!

  • 7. Nip it in the bud  |  March 31, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    ah Robin, you know G well!

    And yes Bilbo G is a star when he puts his mind to it :o)

    Wouldn’t we all feel great if sunshine and blue skies were available on prescription

  • 8. for all who aren’t | Nip it in the bud  |  March 26, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    […] so neatly mapped out in my head and thirteen Mother’s Day’s came and went before I finally got to experience my first celebration of Motherhood.  I am deeply thankful that I get to Mother my boys but I still hesitate to celebrate it proudly […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

About Nip it in the bud

Welcome to my once-about-gardening-and-cooking blog that is now mostly about our life in Gloucester with a boy, a baby and 3 cats.

If you like what you found why not subscribe to email updates

Follow Nip it in the bud on

Blog Stats

  • 444,049 hits



6 years ago today I took my last waddle to the allotment to pick green veg for a vitamin packed last supper.  I knew baby was on his way but had a feeling he wasn't going to be quick about it.  It's his birthday in 2 days time and I'm so excited for him, my darling Whopper (he was 10lb 2oz and my bump in this picture is 48"!)
#nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #ginormousbump  #10monthspregnant Amazing customer service from @tatterhood_ to help make sure her framed Mother poem arrived in time for my Mum's 70th birthday.  So many other wonderful poems available as postcards and her new book is also in stock on her website.  Go check her out, she's ace :0)
#motherhood #70thbirthdaygift Roadies.  When your Dad @musicalgeorgemoorey has a gig coming up and doesn't want to keep lugging his kit downstairs it becomes THE place in the room to sit!  #spacesgloucester #gloucesterlife So lush, they've made a den under the table and called for the iPad so they could watch their favourite Netflix episode inside.  #5minutespeaceandquiet Green eggs biscuits trial run for Es Dr Seuss birthday party next week.  Figured they'd be more appealing to 5 year olds than dying real eggs green!
#drseussparty #greeneggsandham #drseussfans Saturday morning Lego session.  All his own work, not bad for a 1 year old!
#welovelego #unpluggedchildhood #gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog
A Gardeners Voice Featured Blog!
TOTS 100 - UK Parent Blogs

%d bloggers like this: