Sunday, 21 April 2013
Saturday, 13 April 2013
Today I spent quite a bit of time ironing. I HATE ironing and why do I constantly seem to be buying new irons? How long should an iron last? Mine don't last long! I always have a problem with the button that gives a quick blast of steam getting stuck. I don't tend to buy expensive irons so maybe its a case of you get what you pay for.
Wow, is it really Day 100! Today's photo is another in the series of 'What's the Building Site Like Today?'
Some of the houses are almost fully bricked up and the windows have all gone in. They are beginning to look quite smart and we haven't really been disturbed by the building work.
We've been planning what bedding plants we're going to plant out this summer. We decided to plant Begonias in our raised border and choose a variety called' Destiny' They are upright bedding plants in a mix of red, orange and yellow and will hopefully flower all summer long. The tiny plug plants were delivered a few weeks and have been pricked out and are now sitting in my Dad's greenhouse until they are big enough to plant outside once the risk if frost has past.
Today is Steven's 15th birthday. My little boy who was once only too happy to pose for photos for me (like the one below) is now a little more reluctant to be photographed so the only photos I have to mark his birthday today are snaps taken on the mobile phone. Happy Birthday Steven x x
Monday, 8 April 2013
Inspired by their recent school project. Lara and her friend Iwan have decided to hold a cake sale tomorrow to raise some money to send to the World Land Trust to help Save the Rainforests. Today we have baked, and baked, and baked lots of cakes for the sale.
Lara gave me these little chicks for Easter. They each contain a Cadburys Creme Egg and are sold for the Garden House Hospice. Every year thousands of chicks are knitted, personalised with their own faces and then filled with a Cadburys Creme Egg and sold in schools, shops and offices to raise money for the Hospice.
Easter Sunday. Today we had our traditional Easter Egg Hunt. It wasn't as warm as it has been some years but we still managed to hide and seek the plastic eggs in the garden. As the children get older I wonder how long this tradition will last.