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Three children *** One big, grey dog *** Two parents *** Country loving *** Cottage dwelling in the South-West of the UK. That’s us!

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“A moment spent in wonder is worth a lifetime spent in awe.”

 

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  • Merlinda Little The riddles game reminds me of that Tom Hanks film called Da Vinci Code! Its so awesome and sadly I am not very good with... 25 Feb
  • Louisa Your code wheels sound like great fun. My daughter is also fond of riddles and is always testing me with them. I enjoy the thought... 24 Feb
  • Craft Mother Absolutely. It ticks so many boxes but, most importantly, captures their imagination and creativity. Hope your son enjoys it in the future. 24 Feb
  • Craft Mother Never easy, but worth the effort. I need to keep reminding myself. 24 Feb
  • Christy I love the idea of riddle solving and hidden messages. Creative and gets them thinking! I'll definitely be using this when my son is older.... 24 Feb
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gardening with children

Gardening with children

children gardening - weeding the kitchen garden bean polesThis week, we’ve been working on the old Kitchen Garden. Last year, it was left fallow. I half thought to leave it again, but as the sap was rising, I knew I needed to plant it up again. I felt the unavoidable urge to clear. Images of the patch, bursting at the seams with scrumptious food, flashed through my mind.

Lucky for me, I have three children who are willing to help. Especially Middle Daughter. We decided to make the area about 6 by 4 metres. It was almost fully covered with grass and weeds, when we started. It took several days, but it is now clear. Continue reading

Here I am : Almost

crochet daisy chainHere I am. Well, almost. I’m flitting around, doing prep for a number of projects, at the moment, that I don’t feel like I’m in any one place this week. If I had a two column check box system on my To-Do list, there would be one titled “Done” and the other “Almost”. You can probably guess which column has the most ticks.

In the evenings, in my last half an hour, I have been working on a crochet daisy chain. Each one is slightly different, as I try to perfect which method I like. Eventually these will go along the wooden beam above our inglenook, as part of the seasonal garland. With Easter so early, there seems a bigger time gap between the Easter decorations coming down and the summer ones going up. I thought a daisy chain would ease us into the next season. Finished? Almost. Continue reading

Time in the garden

riding bike in orchardWhat a beautiful day! The sun shone and there was blue sky. Eldest had a lunchtime garden party (yes, my children have a far better social life than me), so the rest of the family made the most of the good weather by spending time in the garden.

There were a few games of hockey…..using cricket bats. Continue reading

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