Emma and Jilly


Friday, 21 August 2009

Courgettes, Chickens and Civil Partnerships

Our allotment is very overgrown, however there is plenty of produce coming through. The beans are doing well, as are the courgettes, so we had a courgette and green bean risotto last night that was scrummy!

The allotments are surrounded by blackberry bushes which are full of fruit right now, so the other day we picked lots of blackberries and came home and made blackberry and apple crumble and some jars of blackberry jam. The kids ended up covered in juice pretending to be murderers (too much imagination!)
Unfortunately, Bangles, one of our ex battery chickens died the other day. She didnt seem very perky and wasnt herself. It was very upsetting to feel like i'd let her down, but she did get a few months of life outside the cages, sunbathing and pecking around.
On a happier note, we went to Jilly's cousin's civil partnership ceremony on monday. They got married at the town hall and then had a party afterwards. We all had a boogie and Jennifer sang on the karaoke with Jilly's other cousin, Ben.
Congratulations Gemma and Clare!


  1. Wow looks like you have a green thumb. I kill even fake plants. :)

  2. It all sounds delicious!

    Congrats to the newlyweds!!