Tuesday, 20 May 2014

T-Rex and garden plans

Thank you so much to all those who commented on my mojo blip with supportive comments, its a really nice feeling when you know you're not the only one to be a bit stuck. The change of view when I wake up in the morning has really helped, I'm met by my favourite piece of work and am enjoying viewing it without that 'just finished' feeling, when you're so conscious of all the things you could have done differently.

On saturday afternoon I was lucky enough to spend some time with my 3 daughters, lots of catch up, wine and too much food, including a fabulous rhubarb crumble made by my DH with his amazing home grown rhubarb.

We met up at my daughter Nikki's new house, and her youngest son was looking after Rex, the class dinosaur for the weekend. Before I knew it I heard my daughter Hannah say, "what he needs is a rucksack to take on his adventures", of course I knew what was coming, auntie Hannah  and Nanny would have to perform the magic spell and make one, so Rex could surprise Fin when he woke up in the morning, hmmm! I started to wonder how many glasses of wine we'd had since 4 o'clock.

However, with much hilarity and pooled blurred knowledge, we did complete the rucksack before the morning :-)

oh yummy! dinner time at last!

Of course, as Rex was a special guest he had something really special for lunch, not just boring old leaves....

And after all that it was time for a walk in the woods to get some exercise.

Rex had a fabulous weekend with his best friend, Fin and can't wait to tell the class all about it.

We adults had a pretty good time too, thanks to Fin's mum Nikki, it was lovely.

After all that excitement it was time to give my garden a bit of TLC,  so I started with erecting my little greenhouse that my daughter Nikki gave me when she moved house.

And no, unfortunately that's not a tin of sweeties in there, its where I keep my gardening gloves.

It was very hard work, so I had to have a little rest.......

And then I spotted this beauty, when did that open out?

Then I bought a tree, embellished it and put it into this beautiful planter that my DH made, is there no end to this man's talents?

Apparently not, he saved some Heartsease seeds from my flowers last year and here they are all ready for me to plant out, instant gardening, perfect.

And I leave you with this little teaser, I'm going to create something rather special, I hope, and these are the poles to start it off.

Thanks to all those people who drop by my blog and read my ramblings,  Im very flattered that you find them interesting enough to comment on them :-)  


Heather said...

Rex's rucksack is very stylish and Fin looks delighted with it, and with that dessert! The allotment is looking so established now and I can't wait for the next installment.

Fran├žoise said...

Lovely rucksack!
Your garden is turning into a beautiful little kingdom (should I say 'queendom'?)
Btw, how comes you've got such a beautiful dark soil in your vegetable beds? This is not fair! ;-)

karen said...

sounds like you all had a lovely time, especially the dinosaur! That's some house guest!!