Unfortunately a few weeks ago I suffered from an attack of Sciatica. I have never had it before and was in agony. Luckily my wonderful physiotherapist friend immediately came to the rescue with her magic hands and took the pain right away. However, she also gave me a stern talking to about not doing any heavy lifting etc for quite a few weeks and especially whilst the treatment was still ongoing. Pete, my hero, has been doing all the vacuuming etc (do you think I can spin this out for a few months?!) and also offered to do the heavy work at the allotment.
So after a few hours of him working and me 'directing', most of the raised beds are mulched and have a fresh cover of compost, although more compost is needed yet. The early potatoes are in, parsnips and beetroot sown and new raspberry canes planted. Instead of flowers for Mother's Day, my boys are going to do a bit more digging and spreading woodchip over the paths between the beds, they are such good lads.
Last year I missed the main sowing and planting season as Mum was in hospital for 10 weeks and I was visiting every day, so I am looking forward to a more productive season this year. You cannot beat freshly harvested fruit and veg, the taste is so different.
Only two more weeks until the Easter break and I cannot wait. One of the downfalls of being a teacher is that you spend half your time wishing your life away til the next holiday :)