That Time Is Now…

This Week last year the monster was in flux:

January 2017 saw monsterinthecorner begin the arduous task of relocating all stock and holding to a new allotment plot some five miles away from its established site. We speculated then what the coming year would bring, and whether we would be capable of rising to the challenges of starting again from scratch on a new plot, in the depths of winter. We postulated then that the monster would be completely transformed by the same time next year, and that we would relish the transformative process and our part in it.  Yet little did we realize just how much we could, and eventually would, achieve.

One of the very early postings from our new stomping ground last January was titled     By This Time Next YearSo, by way of  follow-up the best we can say is that  That Time is now…
We could have –indeed should have– posted many more updates during last year, but as you’ll appreciate we got busy doing as we had quite a lot to do, and it was no mean task to cultivate a totally neglected and overgrown large allotment into a prize winning kitchen garden plot, and to do so in the space of 25-30 weeks. We had many hours of wonderful fun; we’ve made some wonderful new friends and acquaintances, and mostly we learned to relearn all we formerly thought we knew about allotmenteering.

Of course, as the overall prize winning allotment last year monsterinthecorner has, (as many of our new neighbours are constantly and good-humouredly reminding us) set the standard not only for others, but also for ourselves in the seasons and years ahead. And who knows? with our template now well and truly settled after a frenetic first year, perhaps ( just perhaps) we’ll have a little more time to cultivate here as well.

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the monster’s montage from year one at the our new stomping ground

A very happy New Year to all.

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HARVEST DAY ANNUAL AWARDS…

Mrs. Dirt Digger extraordinaire (with the hired help) in receipt of the presentation for best plot 2017

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Best Overall Plot Winners, Malahide Allotments 2017….The Monster in The Corner, plot P31.
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1st Prize Presentation plaque received on Monsterinthecorner yesterday

 

The Monster Wins Again…update

Just a quick update, to say that the monsterinthecorner (AKA plot P31) was awarded best overall plot at our new allotment garden site during today’s Harvest Festival….chuffed to say the very least especially for the dirt-digging missus ….that be her good self, 3rd from left….along with some of the other category winners. Daniel & Bieta, and George on the far right….congratulations all round…

From abandoned and overgrown eyesore to Best in Show in only 239 days. read how we did it in the monster’s earlier postings…

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Daniel & Beata on the left winners of Best Large Plot category; George on far right winner of Best Small Plot category; and then smack bang in the middle of things is Mrs Dirt-Digger Janette, with devil (literally) in hand. Congratulations to all
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Some of our bench display for the Harvest Day Festival
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Janette striking a Nothing To It pose, the best looking thing on the monster’s Gallery
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Best Overall Plot Winners, Malahide Allotments 2017….The Monster in The Corner, plot P31.