Each Sunday morning the shed on our allotment site opens for an hour to sell onion sets, seed potatoes, and other supplies such as weedkillers, fertilisers etc. and allow access to the lawnmowers and so on. It was my turn to man it this morning. But when I opened, up daylight was shining in through the roof - someone had climbed up and kicked their way through the corrugated plastic, and stolen the cash box containing about £5.
So instead of spending an hour playing shopkeeper and chatting to the other allotmenteers in a cosy dry shed, I had to climb up and help cover the hole with some sheeting and weigh it down with whatever we could find, then phone the police to report the crime.
But it wasn't entirely a wasted morning. I was talking to the chairman and I have agreed to take on the remaining part of our plot. Last year we had about a quarter of plot 19. This year we've had two-thirds of it And now we have the whole plot. Ed has ambitions to grow enormous pumpkins but I was reluctant because I know how much space they take. I've negotiated a deal with him, and he agrees to help dig it over (it's extremely rough at the moment) if I let him plant Atlantic Giant pumpkins on it. Tomorrow, Poland! Ha ha ha ha ha!
Cartoon from Climate Cartoons.