As usual, we spent the beginning of the week up at the allotment. The first lot of runner beans are almost over but the second lot have started cropping, and we have now harvested some of the sweetcorn. The beetroot, carrots and brassicas are growing well so we should still have things to harvest over the colder months.
The children and I decorated the inside of the shed door and some of the shelves with tiny wooden ladybirds.
This beautiful allotment isn’t ours, Dad was just strimming the grass for another plot holder who has had a stroke.
Aaron was thrilled to have a go at using the leaf blower!
Tabitha is keen to do maths at the moment, so I’ve been setting up some hands-on activities for her.
I don’t have any photos of Wednesday to Friday because I ended up in hospital. We did go swimming for the first time in ages, Tabitha was very confident swimming around with her back float and Aaron voluntarily went under the water for the first time ever (and then many more times after that)!
We are puppy-sitting over the weekend while Colin’s sister and family are at a wedding. Colin and I both love dogs but we can’t have one where we currently live, so it’s quite a treat for us! This afternoon we decided to go for a walk at Uppacott Wood as we usually have the place to ourselves.
Aaron and Sammy quickly became the best of friends. It was lovely watching them scampering off together on little adventures.
We saw lots of fungi and other lovely autumnal things.
Despite Aaron’s initial complaints that he didn’t want to go because it would be boring, he spent the whole time running ahead, climbing, jumping and disappearing into bushes! The log piles in the clearing were quite challenging to climb because they were a little unsteady!