My pea seedlings have come up! It's less than a week since we put them in. The grass seeds are starting to come up too.
The long-awaited skip arrived. My only previous experience of skips is when I've hired them because I was moving house or renovating the kitchen, and I always got the guy to put it somewhere handy just outside the front door. But this skip was all the way at the other end of the allotments. Uphill. So I spent most of the day pushing a rickety wheelbarrow full of rubble up a hill. Then on the way back down the hill, the kids always wanted a ride.
Ed did have to finish the digging as I predicted. We shifted all the rubble between us (we'll dig up more next week but we'll have to get rid of it ourselves). No less than two other allotment holders gave us punnets of strawberries, and one told us to take any strawberry runners we wanted to overwinter, and another gave us a courgette plant. At the end of the day I nipped out to the supermarket and we had a barbecue on the site with allotment strawberries and cream for dessert. The Good Life? You bet.