Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Little Miss Muffet

May has nearly flown by with no blog posts. Here's a rather belated news about this years scarecrow competition. Those on facebook would have seen the scarecrow weeks ago but if you want to humour me regardless of the fact that this is 'old news', please read on :)

I am sure most of you have heard about allotment committees and the politics of allotmenting - probably from the allotment film Grow Your Own few years back. No green houses. This colour sheds. No sheds. Our allotment society is rather tame as far as the rules go. No polytunnels over winter, sheds in muted tones etc. Nothing controversial really. However the highlight of the allotment year is definitely the annual scarecrow competition.

On our first year of allotmenting the theme was the Royal Wedding. We made a magnificent Prince Harry that brought us fame and glory and a commemorative royal wedding biscuit tin as the first prize.

Last year I was busy finishing off my thesis, so no scarecrow but I do now have a bank card with Dr on it which just about outweighs the disappointment of not being able to defend my scarecrow title! The theme was red white and blue (Jubilee and Olympics). I thought about making Wonderwoman but decided that getting the thesis done on time was more important.

This year the theme was nursery rhymes or cartoon charachters. We made Little Miss Muffet and the spider. It was a rather democratic year in judging this year and apart from one overall winner everyone else become second. Young sir was delighted with the second prize of tin of sweets and few lollies.


Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.