Welsh Girl's Allotment

Hello World,(a bit ambitious as only my mam knows I am here yet !) This is my blog detailing my quest for an allotment, its cultivation and hopefully bountiful crops. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE COMMENTS, EVEN IF IT IS ONLY A HELLO !!!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

A new name for the allotment fairy...


This post requires audience participation.... it has been brought to my attention that the Allotment Fairy is none to keen on his magical name, it all stems from the fact that men of his generation do not appreciate being called fairies, whether this is politically correct or not it is a fact so we are on the search for a new title, so I am on the look out for a catchy name for a gem of a father who regularly borrows the keys and spreads his magic fairy dust(sorry Dad) around my plot and gives me loads of advice and a kick up the bum when required !

9 Comments:

At 8:23 am, Blogger Melanie Rimmer said...

I'm blessed with lots of allotment fairies too. Mine are the type who leave seeds and seedlings and enormous pumpkins on my plot when I'm not looking. Tell your dad allotment fairies are very loved, appreciated and respected.

We've got two new allotment holders, a mother and daughter, who told me how glad they were there are lots of women on our allotments and not just grumpy old men. I told them not to diss the grumpy old men, they're a wonderful source of knowledge and experience and advice if you treat them right, which means in practice listen to them respectfully, admire their cauliflowers, and never, ever call them fairies to their face.

 
At 11:01 am, Blogger Greenmantle said...

Hmmmm, bit of a toughie....There isn't a Greek or Roman God of Gardeners, only Godesses..."Flora" & " Demeter", which don't improve matters much...LOL!

The Patron Saint of Gardeners is St Fiacre...which doesn't really trip off the tongue either does it...

So with you with you being Welsh and all... how about calling him "Medwyn" after the great vegetable guru Medwyn Williams... http://www.medwynsofanglesey.co.uk/

Although very Welsh sounding (to my ear), the origins of this name are apparently Teutonic, and it means "Powerful Friend"...quite apt in your case
I'd have thought.

Or you could just call him "Dad".

Best

GM

 
At 11:01 am, Blogger Greenmantle said...

Hmmmm, bit of a toughie....There isn't a Greek or Roman God of Gardeners, only Godesses..."Flora" & " Demeter", which don't improve matters much...LOL!

The Patron Saint of Gardeners is St Fiacre...which doesn't really trip off the tongue either does it...

So with you with you being Welsh and all... how about calling him "Medwyn" after the great vegetable guru Medwyn Williams... http://www.medwynsofanglesey.co.uk/

Although very Welsh sounding (to my ear), the origins of this name are apparently Teutonic, and it means "Powerful Friend"...quite apt in your case
I'd have thought.

Or you could just call him "Dad".

Best

GM

 
At 4:09 pm, Blogger lilymarlene said...

How about Allotment Genie.....as he grants your wishes as if by magic!!!!!?

 
At 8:00 pm, Blogger RobD said...

I like to refer to my helpers as the 'hired help', although the rate I pay them (nothing!) possibly explains why they only been down the once ;>) Well that and living 100 miles away.

 
At 12:41 pm, Anonymous wendy said...

I second Genie!!

 
At 12:47 pm, Blogger Welsh Girl's Allotment said...

Yes, I am liking Genie also, I think it may have to go to my mother to decide !!

 
At 1:18 pm, Blogger Angel Way said...

I agree
Genie is an excellent name for him.
He pops up when you don't expect him does his bit and disappears again leaving the plot all the better for his visit.
Lucky You!!

 
At 11:46 am, Anonymous Head Burro - Second Only To His Dad, The Gaffer said...

Allotment Genie is good, but in my experience anything that conveys authority is a winner. He Who Must Be Obeyed? Him In Charge? Overseer? Head Shifter? Gaffer?

 

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