Then a woman's voice halloed me and asked if I could direct her to plot 34, I wasn't sure where that was and I asked her who owns the plot?
'Chris,' She replied!
Then I remembered that my friend Chris had said he would be going away on a a cruise, and I directed her to his plot.
I looked up from my work a little while later and noticed her on the wrong plot merrily picking someone else's strawberries. I rushed over to stop her......
'Hey! You are picking fruit on the wrong plot!' I exclaimed.
'I thought you said his plot went right to the road,' replied my new friend, 'I thought it was a massive plot' she smiled. 'I have picked these already.'
I said 'Don't worry, they will never be noticed, but we don't want you to get into trouble. Do we?'
I then re-directed her to the right allotment and I carried on working on my courgette beds.
I finished hoeing over the beds and I then began to clear up the tools ready to go home. I noticed a pair of magpies pecking around the open space next to the plot, they seemed to be carelessly very close to me, this is very unusual as they are normally very shy birds.