We left home full of enthusiasm thinking it was a bit chilly but never mind, we'll soon warm up when we get started, dig up a few parsnips to roast for supper, muck up a bit... well, we passed Julie and Chris on our way up to park the car and thought it can't be too bad out there, Julie and Chris are working away.
They are now our heroes. It was bl***y freezing out there on the Hill. We managed to dig up a giant parsnip and a couple more, and then we are ashamed to say, we quit. Bri had strained his back already and I had got so stiff I couldn't take my gloves off. We will try again when the temperature rises to oooh, say at least a good eight degrees. Until then its back to the quilting frame in front of the fire for me, and back to a warm study for Bri. Meanwhile Julie and Chris have all our admiration for carrying on the true spirit of allotmenteering.
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