Monday, 28 May 2012
Last year we fought a loosing battle with aphids and this year it looks like the ants will be our biggest enemy. I am very much torn between being organic as far as possible and sustainability. So far we have:
Onions (red and white)
Variety of salad leaves
Quite an impressive list when all written down I think. Last year we tried sweetcorn but it was a massive failure - a little more reading up required me thinks! We also have an asparagus bed on the go but will be another year before we can enjoy any.
I must say the hosepipe ban is rather annoying and I find myself really appreciating the rain!
Friday, 18 May 2012
D3 has just turned 4 months old and is beginning to sit unaided for short periods of time. The playnest is absolutely great for this, as it allows him to do so in a safe environment without the fear of him falling backwards and bumping his head or, worse, falling flat on his pretty little face! It also has lots of extra room for toys and keeps them within easy reach saving those moments of frustration when a toy gets pushed just out of reach.
The weather has finally turned a corner and we have been out in the garden a fair bit. The playnest has been fantastic as a safe place to put him down while he watches us work so much so I think Galt should create a wipe clean waterproof version so we could take it out in slightly muddier conditions.
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Wednesday, 16 May 2012
At the weekend D1 learnt to ride her bike without stabilisers, and although she could ride it for 20 or so meters before coming to a very wobbly halt she just couldn't master the getting started bit.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Today we were very lucky to receive a pre release copy of Ben & Holly's latest adventures - especially as I have 2 HUGE Ben and Holly fans. The DVD is titled the elf games and has been released in perfect time to coincide with all the hype surrounding London 2012.
The thing I like best about Ben and Holly is that the characters speak using "proper" English and none of the silly noises/phrases found on other children's shows. The colours are bright and each episode has its own story line with characters that appeal to both genders and a wide age range. The DVD carries a u certification so you know that you can happily let your children watch unsupervised and without prior pre screening.
Episode 1, The elf games sees Ben training hard for the Little kingdom's version of the olympics. Holly wants to join in but flying and magic are strictly forbidden...
3. The Toy Robot
4. Dinner Party
5. Big Bad Barry
6. King Thistle's Birthday
7. The Wand Factory
8. Daisy and Poppy's Pet
9. The Elf Rocket
10.Picnic on the Moon
I think it is safe to say both girls enjoyed the DVD and the BigD and I enjoyed half an hours peace and quiet before bed!
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Friday, 4 May 2012
I decided to give her practical reason for looking in a mirror. I gave her a mirror and asked her to draw what she saw.
|look at that tongue poking out with concentration|
This is the result and I am sure you will agree it is such a great likeness!
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
|Isn't he just edible??|