Monthly Archives: March 2011

Helping out again

I optimistically got the kids to help out with some spring planting.  JZ is obsessed with writing, and her contribution mainly focused on putting letters onto plant tags and then asking, “What does ‘spReJ’ spell?”  She did however help scatter … Continue reading

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Slide + kids

It does now feel as if spring has arrived.  JZ and Mr F, always the optimists, marked this by dancing about in a tub of cold muddy water with bare feet.  In addition, they gave the slide a proper test … Continue reading

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Using just a £5 ebay slide, floorboards snaffled from the neighbour’s skip and branches from the hawthorne, I have built a spiral staircase around our apple tree, to a platform hanging in the branches leading to a slide.  I’m exceedingly … Continue reading

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Spring is showing a disappointing reluctance to arrive, but as I’m between jobs I’ve forced myself into the freezing garden to finish the pergola.  Here it is, in all it’s glory, looking very bare and forlorn:

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