Yesterday my allotment was cleared by some gardeners, so today it being fine and sunny I spent an hour turning over the ground and getting all the roots out. This is going to take a long time. I was calculating this area per week... by Easter I will have done quite a bit, maybe half.
At the bottom of the plot are some trees and under the trees I found about 6 paving slabs which will make very useful stepping stones. They weigh a ton, so I moved one by rolling it along bit by bit.
On the other side of the site a whole family were digging away, well and and running around playing, which seems like a good way to spend Saturday afternoon. I had the glow of going swimming and the satisfaction of ooh 2 square metres dug over. (I am very slow, but as I'm digging alone can remain blissfully unaware of just how slow.)
Then as a treat I ordered seeds from The Reel Seed Company, who are all into seed saving and unusual varieties, so we shall see.