Friday, 9 October 2015
Autumn at the allotments and glittery ponderings
There's a light scent of rotting cabbage down at the allotments. Things are starting to decay as the days get shorter and cooler. The weeds on my plot are still romping away though. I brought home leeks, beetroot, apples, courgettes and a small cucumber. There won't be anything to harvest over winter, but I don't mind, I tend not to go very regularly during the winter months. It's nice to have a break. Work is continuing over the hedge on the new football pitch. It seems to involve a lot more than just sowing a load of grass seed.
I had the pleasure of an evening with the Beavers (like Cubs, only smaller) earlier. We went out on a jolly on the minibus. There was a sign in the front window saying "This vehicle carries a first aid outfit". I imagined an emergency where I might say something like, "Just hang on a minute, and I'll put on a nurse's costume". The Beavers had a craft evening involving nuclear amounts of glitter. I fear I may have inhaled some. Did you know, you can get edible glitter now? I'm wondering if it stays glittery if you follow my meaning. Only one way to find out. I wonder the same thing about eating gold. I've seen Kirstie Allsopp put gold leaf on a pear. She has more time on her hands than me. A touch more money too. We hardly ever have gilded pears round here. You?