I’ve been toying with getting an allotment for about a year now. The back garden whilst an average size simply isn’t big enough to grow everything I want to. Pockets of vegetables fill holes in the flower beds, potato grow bags litter any space with no soil and strawberries grow wherever they like.

Back at the start of September  I noticed an open day at my closest allotment so thought this would be a great opportunity to get on what I thought would be a year long, if not longer waiting list. Several weeks later I was told that early next year I should be the proud owner of a new allotment but much to my surprise it was in fact a lot sooner that I got my hands on the keys to the allotments. I was shown several plots which looked okay, grassed over but nothing too serious, but for some reason my wife and I were drawn to Plot 197.

As you can see from below, the plot is seriously overgrown. The old bloke (may he rest in peace) who owned it previously was unable to give it the loving attention it needed but understandably didn’t want to relinquish it either. And so the journey begins…


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BigFatWallet.co.uk started in 2004 and has seen many changes over its lifetime. It was once a voucher code / freebie website I started then it later became a paid to surf and click system, and more recently a cashback website. I closed down the cashback website and its 100+ member base last year as there were better websites out there offering a better service than I could. For anyone who came here seeking a cashback website, please accept my apologies for closing it down and may I suggest you visit www.topcashback.co.uk instead. I have found these to be the best cashback website for the UK and have saved myself hundreds over the past year.

Whilst the name bigfatwallet no longer really reflects the nature of the website, it has become me. I have adopted the bigfatwallet username across hundreds of websites, forums, games etc over the past 8 years so ‘The Wallet’ is here with a permanent blog about me and my hobbies.

I love gardening and am  a big electronic cigarette user a.k.a vaper hence the ‘Garden Vaper’ strap-line so a lot of my posts will be in relation to these two topics. My other interests are running, skiing, photography and technology so some posts may seem out of the blue. Apologies for this but some things in life just have to be shared.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I have writing it.

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