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My Allotment

I thought I could tell you a little bit about why I got my allotment…

I was in a stressful job and we were trying to start a family. After my first IVF treatment I needed to do an activity completely separate from work, I needed to be outdoors and forget about what we were going through so I got my allotment plot. In October 2009, after 6 IVF treatments I was 8 months pregnant at my allotment and crying that I couldn’t lift my potato crop because my bump was in the way!

A further child on, the love of my allotment led to a complete career change and going to college to get my RHS level 2 qualification. My allotment is a mess and unruly but it is central to my family and is enjoyed by us all now.

Clair M