For one reason or another we have not been walking to and from school. Whether it be rain or cold, lateness or laziness; it’s been far too easy to fall back on the car.
Our long awaited play set is nearing completion, and although not quite there yet, it is being used everyday!
First up, I have to say that I have a long way to go in my photography of interiors… Secondly, you are about to see my house in all its messy glory; this is how it looks day to day at the moment, although I may (!) have cropped out some of the worst bits …
Two major house projects have begun over the last two weeks; the internal rewiring (lots of dust!) and the external landscaping/drainage works (lots of mud!).
Our very first project in the garden was to get rid of the old (dangerous!) play structure and to install a new fence. We managed to do this at the end of the summer, and now have a safe play space for the kids to play in.
I look out at these trees from my front porch. The green has been changing to yellow and is now deepening to burnished gold. In the bright blue of a gorgeous autumn day, the leaves glow against the sky.
One afternoon the boys came running in to the house. Mummy, you have to come and see this, we’ve found an Easter egg bush!
Each week that passes more, and different, flowers open in the garden. It really is going to be a year of discovery.
When I gave you all a first peek of our garden I mentioned that one of our first projects was going to be to create an enclosed, safe garden space for the kids.
This week, I took a little walk around our garden looking at all the flowers that are still in bloom. Stomping around in my welly boots in the heat I felt a bit silly, but my poor legs need protecting from the rather long grass and copious weeds and many spiky things! Not to mention …