Some of these photos are actually from the weekend i was ill but its been a similar weekend so they are just as appropriate!
Today has been delightful. Fran and i started off at the allotment where we divided it up into 5 sections for the 5 of us who are going to own it. Fran picked our section and we covered most of it with black stuff so it stays weed free until our potatoes have sprouted. Got quite a bit of maths into that; pacing things out, using tables to work out how much each person got, planning etc etc. Fran was very charming and polite to another chap working there and took his scissors back to him, very brave for her.
Quite a lot of the rest of the day has involved reading, garden, hama bead pattenrs the big two made of erupting volcanoes and general loveliness. Josie has sat out on the patio in the sun with them lots. I’ve planted seeds into trays to grow some cabbages and cauliflowers, got flowers to do tomorrow.
Last night was a bit of a breakthrough; she slept in her crib all night and Max made it back into our room! Hurrah!
The small size lego has been a really big hit lately – Maddy particularly likes it.
Happy Land out on the patio – the bump is a recreation of the “Sleeping Giant” (Vesuvius) done by Fran.
Fran helping to fill the vegetable pots a couple of weeks ago.
Spontaneous Montessori! (Why are my children ALWAYS semi naked when they do stuff like this?)
“I readin’ story!”
A Toilet Paper Princess Tower.
Our left hand bed, weeded, planted out with stuff brought from our old house and hopefully a “before” photo as i’ve planted loads of seeds here which should be up in a few weeks.
Todays project, de-weeded and de-brackened the right hand side, covered it in weed control felt plus some slabs salvaged from the builders at the back who are selling up this week. The pots have sugar snaps, radishes, lettuces (which are just through) and shallots in them. That side is a real sun trap but was SO weedy it was going to be impossible to make a decent bed from it, so we’ve controlled it and are gonig to train the peas up the fence and grow tomatoes up it. I’m going to try and make the peas climb into a little den round the slabs for the kids to play on.
Another view of my work in progress garden on a budget. The white blobs are Fran’s scarecrow – Maddy made a very short ballet dancer scarecrow with a cake case for a skirt!
Right – this week, if my throat behaves as it has a definite twinge to it at the moment, is going to have some good stuff in it. I need to have something to show the LEA in 8 months time!