Rob and Valonia live with their cat Lolly on a widebeam narrowboat on the River Thames in Oxfordshire. They took on their plot in March 2017 after it had been abandoned for a number of years. The plot has a history of flooding, but they figured they were used to that sort of thing what with living on a boat. The allotment is primarily heavy clay and it is overrun with thistles, bindweed, nettles and rabbits. This blog will record Rob and Valonia’s adventures as they learn to grow their own produce and attempt to turn this land into something productive. Valonia hopes it will also be a tonic to her anxiety disorder, although she has discovered that being a newbie plot owner has its fair share of anxiety rich moments!