Tuesday, 23 October 2012


 Here I am supervising the planting of lettuces. Or should that be letti? Don't you love those glamorous gumboots? The Fabulous Husband fixed up the vegie boxes, spent hours shoveling several cubic metres of dirt, and engineered these bean-climbing contraptions. Clever eh?
I didn't spend the entire day swanning around in my fluffy boots issuing orders, I did in fact plant these two beds!
We have planted celery, leeks, parsnip, carrots, beetroot,broccoli, spinach, radishes, spring onions, lettuce, beans, peas and snow peas, pumpkin, butternut, cucumber, gherkin, yellow and green courgettes, four different types of bell pepper, and aubergine!! Oh and tomatoes and herbs.
Speaking of aubergine, here is some food art by Cleo. Shortly afterwards he became ratatouille.
I always suspected my youngest daughter was bananas.
Hope you are having a blue sky day xxx

Monday, 22 October 2012

Essential Life Skills

 The Awesome Husband, who can do everything, is teaching the Small to juggle.
I made him these juggling humbugs, crocheted with sock wool and filled with rice.
Small wanted juggling owls, also rice-filled, which makes them easier to grab.
 She even crocheted them a nest.
 Here she is practising with two owls, as per Dad's instructions.
It'll be chainsaws and machetes next, knowing her predilection for dangerous pursuits.
It's not terribly relaxing being her mother, but at least for now I don't suppose owls can cause too many injuries...
Spring is sprung! Hope it's sprunging wherever you are too!

Friday, 5 October 2012

Extreme Makeover - Toilet Edition

 Here is my first ever attempt at wallpapering.
 Not exactly traditional...
 The view from the throne.
 Something to appeal to all readers. Music, children's verse, car maintenance...
 ...knitting patterns, calculus...
 ...arc-welding, fishing knots, science...

...even a bit of Shakespeare!

 I just love Edward Lear!
Lots of really old-fashioned advertising too, which the kids find hilarious.

A herd of snails.

It's always nice to have something to read in the Little Room.
Hope your weather is better than mine!