The Allotment Wife

Plot 41a: Allotted our Allotment

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Travels on a Motorcycle


Have I just taken the final steps into old lady-hood?  I enjoy knitting and embrace an early night.  Now I am so excited to have an allotment.  Surely, I only have to acquire a taste for sherry.  I could time-hop from 42 years old to 62 in the time it takes for a blue rinse to set.

I’ve lived in my house for over 16 years and I didn’t know that this secret allotment existed 600 paces from my front door.  Over one hundred plots hidden behind a converted warehouse.

After the application had been submitted, I was lucky enough to be given guardianship within a week.

My husband and I spent 5 annual leave days digging over the plot, rotovated in some well rotted horse manure and erected a poly tunnel. Hard work done, the business of growing can begin.

Digging time is thinking time.  Many people must have tended this ground before me.  Perhaps…

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Author: annebrooke

Anne Brooke lives in Surrey, UK, and writes in a variety of genres, including gay erotic romance, fantasy, comedy, thrillers, biblical fiction and the occasional chicklit novel. When not writing, she spends time in the garden attempting to differentiate between flowers and weeds, and in the allotment attempting to grow vegetables. Occasionally, she can also be found in the kitchen making cakes. Every now and again, they are edible. Her websites can be found at:,, and (for fantasy fiction).

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