The year of the pandemic, 2020 has been extraordinary and devastating to many. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson made an announcement on the 19th December that changed Christmas plans for millions, yet again infection numbers are on the rise but this time due to a new strain of the virus. Oh dear. From the 20th December Bedfordshire moves into Tier 4 along with London, the South East and East of England regions. Basically we’re in lockdown again.
My allotment has been a real tonic to me this year and yet again it will be a safe place to temporarily forget the madness if I feel the urge, even if I don’t actually do any gardening just being there is enough.
As for my Christmas, well it will obviously be small and quiet which is ok but I will miss seeing family. I’ve been good this year so hopefully Santa will leave a gardening book under the tree for me (and a new pair of wellies please if you’re reading this, Santa!). I will use some of my free time to check through my seed stash and order anything I may need, and probably things I don’t.
Whatever tier you happen to be in, stay safe and enjoy Christmas as best you can x