Well, good news of a sort. I emailed the friendly allotment man to ask about the possibility of us getting an allotment before the April renewal period and he replied confirming that we would indeed be plot holders before then and he'll be in touch when he has details.
Of course, that’s still a little vague but it's at least confirmation that we'll be getting one and it should be early enough in the year to give us a full growing season. Just have to sit and wait now...
Jobs for the weekend :
1) Go through seeds and sort out a planting time plan.
2) Inspect the onions and garlic.
3) If the rain stops start digging the new flower border in the front garden.