Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Time passes.....

....and it seems as though I haven't been to the allotment for ages and have done not-enough-work for far too long. And all of that is true. But all of that is on the cusp of change. Today is LWD15 - that's Last Working Day 15 for those of you unaware that I'm retiring soon (there surely can't be many left; I must have told everyone, everywhere??) .

So I'll have lots of allotment time. Errm? Well, that's after all The Jobs which I'm assured have been lined up, and the 2-years overdue Eurostar trip, and, and, and.

But it will be good to have more time and start to do things properly instead of in an almighty rush. I actually gave up my first allotment, almost 30 years ago, because I felt I was in a constant competition, which I wasn't going to win, with a load of pensioneeers who had all the time in the world. Ah but pensioneeeers now aren't what they were then; altogether livelier!!

All this is by way of preface to the fact that I did get to the allotment yesterday, found it to be, in Sheffield parlance, a reet tip, but left it a bit better. Here are a few before and after pics;


no prizes for guessing which is which. And I now have a sunroof in the shed (no shortage of sophistication here, I tell you).

Gotta fix that before the rains start!

7 comments:

Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

Don't go thinking you will have all the time in the world when you retire - the time seems to get used up quickly somehow! We started off going to the plot every afternoon and soon realised that we should be doing other things as well or it was becoming our surrogate job!

Woody Wilbury said...

Yes, that's a good point; I could do without a surrogate job!!

Damo said...

You'll be busier than ever now starting with the shed roof!

Nutty Gnome said...

Love the sunroof Woody ...pity you didn't think of it in spring!Plot's looking good from yer tidy up - once you've retired can you come and do a few hours on my garden please?!!!

Chris Grogan said...

Don't you believe it. There's a black hole into which all the hours previously owned by t'boss disappear

Woody Wilbury said...

Dream on, Nutty!!

Woody Wilbury said...

Hi Chris; I'll look out for that black hole and edge carefully around it!

Loved your blog(s) by the way. I really like the notion of the Dales High Way; that's gone on my [ever-expanding] To Do list!

Completely agree about the gloriously unseasonable weather. I was out on the edges of Bleaklow on Monday, at Shepherds Meeting Stones, and managed a swim in the pools in the Derwent on the way down. A swim, in October!!