I was officially back on shed duty at the Newton Park Horticultural Society trading shed this morning with my last stint being on 22nd November, although it’s actually rather academic as I’m there every week anyway!
The shed has been closed the past two weeks following the Christmas party held on 20th December. That got off to a slow start, probably due to it being a cold snowy morning, but eventually it got quite crowded with folks enjoying the food, drink and chat. There was a raffle, in which I didn’t win anything, and even Santa put in an appearance!
I was back there the next day, along with a few others, just for an hour or so helping with the stocktake. I was also there last Wednesday to help off load, and sort out, the onion sets and seed potatoes ready for sale today.
Last year it was like the January sales but this morning was a lot quieter, not surprising in view of the still bitterly cold and snowy weather!
Although I’m only officially on shed duty every five weeks I’m only to happy to be there, and help out, every week or rather I will be when it warms up a bit!