Happy leaf

I’m loaded with a virus and this cheered me up no end in the school run.

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Garden decoration

This is cheap easy and fun to do.

I had a small collection of old style cd games for a computer and thought they would be nice reflective decorations in the garden.

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All you need is the CDs some string and some craft scissors.

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My 3 and 5 year old helped thread them. This is good for hand eye co- ordination.

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One all tied up we assembled one into a long hanging decoration. The boys liked the could see themselves in it.

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Can you spot me?

The remainder CDs we tied to the fence posts, adding a bit of sparkle to our plain boring fence.

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A really easy activity to brighten up your garden and keep your pre schoolers busy.

Garden update

More preparation to plant and grow more in our little garden was underway the other day.

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I’ve been saving wee pots from our kitchen to plant our seeds into. So armed with enthusiasm we got stuck in.

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The boys had great fun getting muddy, using trowels, and measuring out enough soil for each container using compost. Even our 18month old had fun joining in. Start them young.

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We had decided on planting beans, carrots, beetroot and a variation of butternut squash. We’ve planted beans before and they were really successful. Planting the other types of vegetables provides a new experience for us all.

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Once our gardening duties were performed we gave the newly planted seeds a little watering. We still had a lot of compost left so we poured it into our old paddling pool and brought out the dinosaurs to play with. The kids also loved just digging in the mud over and over again.

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We also checked upon the potatoes planted last gardening time and our strawberries which come back every year.

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Everything growing well we are happy to report.