Getting the garden ready for summer

Body warmer

Can you believe that Christmas has been and gone already? We’re into a new year and that also means we’re heading into the warmer weather, although I think we may still have a little while to wait before we can put our sun cream back on! Is it just me that has a huge stash of sun cream in their bathroom cupboard? One thing that I always look forward to at the start of a new year is making plans for the year ahead. This usually involves plans for my blog and work life, as well my own personal plans,… [Read More]

Teaching children to grow vegetables and other garden ramblings!

I’ve always been passionate about gardening. Even from a young age. I remember sitting at a table in my back garden one summer, happily sowing seeds and planting plants. I’d sat in the same place for a good few hours with the sun blazing down on my back. Despite the sunburn, I’d enjoyed spending that time getting back to nature. Every year for the past three years, I’ve grown vegetables and fruit from our garden. Every year, I’ve learnt something new and this year I’ll be growing more than ever before! I’m lucky that in our new house we have… [Read More]

A day out at Hendrewennol Pick Your Own Fruit Farm

The summer half term is here and that means play groups are off so it’s time to find other ways to keep ourselves entertained. I’ve been meaning to visit Hendrewennol, the pick your own soft fruit farm, for over a year, but have never got round to it for one reason or another. However, after checking the weather forecast for the week and finding a dry day, I asked my friend if she wanted to come along with her children to spend the day at Hendrewennol. Just to give you a bit of info about Hendrewennol, it was opened in… [Read More]

How does your garden grow?

This year is the first year that I’ve taken growing my own vegetables and fruit seriously. I attempted to grow some last year, went on holiday for a week and when I came back they were all dead. I’ve learnt my lesson and have done a very small amount of research into growing my own. So far so good! We planted our first seeds at the beginning of the month.  Some tomato seeds, spring onions, carrots and some salads such as lettuce leaves, rocket, cress and spinach.  I decided I’d plant new seeds every two weeks to have a regular… [Read More]

Weaning Twins…2 months in

It has been a while since my last weaning post, so I thought I would post an update. If you have read my last weaning post I mentioned that I wanted the girls lunch to consist of finger foods. This is because I was keen to have some sort of baby led weaning in the girls routine. However, this hasn’t happened! The girls are now on 3 meals a day, as follows: * Breakfast which consists of fruity, yogurt porridge. I make this up using 150ml of the girls milk.  * Lunch which consists of 2 baby food jars between… [Read More]