That’s out the way , onwards and upwards !!!
Hope a good time was had by one and all , but honestly , how many of you sat there at tea time , bloated like the Michelin Man , purveying the wreckage of the Argos catalogue , one of Bernard Matthew’s finest Norfolk blacks , and the other half snoring on the sofa , and not thought , ‘ Thank God that is out the way ‘ .
I have to be really honest . I plied my other half with as much Christmas ‘spirit ‘ as i could . Not for any reason other than , i knew there was no way she would surface before lunch time , on Boxing Day . Bless her , she just does not get the whole ‘ lottie’ menatlity at all . No more than i get the whole Bingo thing , but each to their own .
Anyhow , it worked out , that it stopped raing , mid-morning on Boxing day , so i set off , suitably equipped with my trusty flask , a packet of hob-nobs , and some new batteries for my radio .
On arrival , the first thing that was readily evident , was the amount of flood water , submerging some of the plots , adjacent too , but below mine . Poor buggers .
On the whole though , compared to other regions , i guess we should consider ourselves quite fortunate . No doubt by mid-may , we will be getting threatened with a bloody hose pipe ban !!!
So i settled myself down , in the comfort of the shed , had a brew , with an expertly dunked hob-nob , sorted out my seeds , just to check and confirm in my own mind , what to order from Mr DT Brown , [ or whoever ], and i suddenly realised , that there was not another person , not a living soul on the site at all .
As i supped my brew , watched a pied wagtail flitting about its business , and looked out across my slightly neglected , but seasonally weary ‘lottie’ , i was truly at peace . The silence was deafening , the tranquility , sublime . My little piece of heaven .
So , onwards and upwards . Whatever problems , and adversities good old mother nature throws at us , this coming season , good luck and a happy new year to each and every one of you out there in GC world .
Stay well , stay safe , stay happy . XXX .