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Welcome => Welcome to the Forums => Topic started by: OurAllotment on October 27, 2020, 21:18

Title: Hello
Post by: OurAllotment on October 27, 2020, 21:18
Good evening, just having a look around the internet at gardening forums.

Me and our lass have been allotmenteering (if that is a word, it is now) since April, well as our lass would point out, Our lass got a half plot, just at the beginning of lockdown, after a 2 year wait. It was a life saver for us both, as it got us out from what could have been a very dark place.

I had put my name down a few days after our lass, but got offered a full plot at the end of August, but as couples can not have differing plots on our allotment site, Our lass gave up her half and moved to the full one which was offered to me. Her name, me being associate.

More room left, meant less cross words. Funny thing I don't like eating vegetables that much, and out lass thinks it is more shrewd to just buy from the supermarket. But we have enjoyed the benefits of getting out, on our new full plot, Our lass is flowers and fruit, I am potatoes mainly, and vegetables and whatever I can grow in the green house.

Our larger plot we nicknamed the crime scene, as it had tape everywhere, and at the end of each day I would send photographs to my wife. At which point, it was suggested I could blog about it, so this is something for the dark nights, will see if it continues in the summer nights.

Well that is about all from us.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: snowdrops on October 27, 2020, 21:35
Hi there & welcome to the site . Whereabouts are you from, Yorkshire by any chance?
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: OurAllotment on October 28, 2020, 08:36
Hi there & welcome to the site . Whereabouts are you from, Yorkshire by any chance?

Couldn't possibly think what led you t'believe that. But Our lass ribs me about my accent which can be of an occasion cockneyfied, and my wording from Yorkshire, when funnily enough I originate from neither M'duck (<<clue to place of origin)
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: mrs bouquet on October 28, 2020, 10:48
Hallo and welcome to our forum.   Lots of knowledge and natter going on here.   Good luck with the newish plot.    Mrs Bouquet
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: snowdrops on October 28, 2020, 11:13
Leicestershire then?
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: OurAllotment on October 29, 2020, 10:18
Thank you for the welcome, as you can see, I am trying to sort out my signature, can anyone help me correct it?
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: snowdrops on October 29, 2020, 11:55
Hi Iím sure one of the mods will be along soon to help with your signature  :)
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: mumofstig on October 29, 2020, 12:32
Welcome to the forum :)
Sorry if the rest seems less welcoming...

Thank you for the welcome, as you can see, I am trying to sort out my signature, can anyone help me correct it?
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Title: Re: Hello
Post by: OurAllotment on October 29, 2020, 15:54
Thanks and sorry, I saw someone else's signature and thought it was okay to be subtle, as it was not too actually post "come look at my blog" as a post.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Aunt Sally on October 29, 2020, 18:33
Donít worry me dear.  You have a link via your globe under your name.  Anyone can click on that  :D
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Yorkie on November 04, 2020, 21:32
Welcome to the site and yes, allotmenteering is very much a proper word  :D

Congrats on all you've achieved on the new plot too  :)

If you pop your general location into your forum profile, it'll help us to remember whereabouts you are - often relevant when chatting about growing stuff
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Aidy on January 31, 2021, 19:49
Leicestershire then?

Me old man was from Nottingham, grandad and granny always said Mi duck too, reckon East midlands somewhere  :D

Welcome t' forums lass (or lad) or both  :lol:.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: AndyRVTR on February 01, 2021, 10:04
Hi, welcome to the forum, when you first said 'me and our lass' I was gonna say north east as thats a saying we use up here... the only guy I knew that said 'me duck' was from Derby way..
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: OurAllotment on February 02, 2021, 22:03
Hi, been a funny old time, as Arkwright would have said,

Me and Our lass has been busy with preparing for the season ahead.

In answers to the Questions.

Place of Birth is Nottingham, place of current abode with our lass is the North East. I am trying and failing miserably at converting the area to the use of cob, for what they wish to be called bread buns. But I never give up.

Accent depends on wind direction, some days right Yorkshire, other days a bit cockney (I blame too much 80s TV) some days the ducks get loose.

Hope this helps and thank you for the welcomes.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Aidy on February 03, 2021, 20:38

 I am trying and failing miserably at converting the area to the use of cob, for what they wish to be called bread buns. But I never give up.


Its a BARMCAKE  ::)
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: snowdrops on February 04, 2021, 09:22

 I am trying and failing miserably at converting the area to the use of cob, for what they wish to be called bread buns. But I never give up.


Its a BARMCAKE  ::)

Bread cake to give it its proper name  :lol: :lol:

OurAllotment, I too get mixed up, sometimes if Iím very cross or upset the tís get dropped, I still have to take a second to think where is up north or down south even though Iíve lived in Leicestershire for over 39 years, but having started out in Yorkshire, then a brief spell abroad, then a couple of years in London no wonder Iím cobobulated lol