Thank you for visiting my blog!

We are a family of three, plus the hound, living in a Derbyshire Village. As soon as we moved to the village in 2014 we took on an allotment and have been loving it ever since. We didn’t have a clue when we started, each year, our knowledge base has been growing, and we have been finding our own way of doing things.

We have had a very difficult 2022 already, tragedy struck on New Years’ Day when Justin, my seemingly healthy husband and amazing father to our children, died suddenly and unexpectedly from a heart attack. This has been so utterly devastating that it is hard to put into words, but we are taking one day at a time to learn to accept our new life.

I have the blog to share the things that we learn as we go along, it makes for a fabulous diary too and I love the thought of inspiring other people to have a go at ‘growing their own’. I also cannot stress enough the massive help that an allotment has been to my mental health. I have unfortunately faced grief many times (the overdoses of my parents in 2005 and 2014, the loss of my Aunt to Multiple Myeloma in 2016 and now my husband from a heart attack in 2022) and I believe having an allotment and getting outside has enabled me to cope far better than I would have without it.

Thanks for reading,
Sarah, Savvy and Louis.

Juz was a brilliant chef, we hope to do him proud by cooking up some feasts with
our allotment produce!