Saturday, 1 September 2012

Busy, busy, busy. 

We made our trip to the school outfitters on Tuesday and are all set for the big day now.

Alfie had his x-ray on Wednesday and he is still not allowed to put weight on it. However, plans have been made for me to stay during his transition sessions and we will review it after that. Not how I envisaged the start of big boys school but never mind.

Thursday morning I made lemon curd for the Delph Show this coming Saturday; on Friday baked a cake for the same.  

Friday evening I had a really lovely night out with some of the mums from school and extended friends of others.

I planted out my Christmas harvest potato tubers, complete with homegrown compost, on Friday afternoon.

If you fancy doing the same you need to get them in by the end of the first week of September. Here is a link that will help you achieve home grown potatoes for the Christmas table!

Also purchased some bulbs, amongst them were Tulip Arabian Mystery


and these beautiful Anemones

All can be planted out between now and November and the first should flower from about April.

This morning I made Thyme flavoured soda bread with a poppy seed crust, again for the Delph Show and I went along today and look what happened!

OMG. I was so chuffed, can't explain! It is a great little local show and so happy with myself. 

Here are more lovely pictures from the day.

Well done little man Seb Daw.

Can't manage any more of a post than this today.xx

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

~Summer hols are nearly over!~

Well, just a week left before the boys are back to school and we are making sure the scrap books we started at the beginning of the Olympics are up to date. 

Negotiations are ongoing regarding Alfie being at school - should be no problem with the wheelchair they say. (However we really hope he will be allowed to put weight on it after the Wednesday x-ray.)

Requests have been made to promote Daisy Nook Farmers Market. Go along and support this new initiative if you can.

Saturday morning we took a trip for an over night stay at Nana's, near Chester.

We had a look round the shops, with Alfie in the wheelchair which was really useful, including a wonderful vintage shop, Becniks Wonder Emporium. (I have even more respect now for those who have to look after wheelchair-bound people on a regular basis.) Then hubby went to play golf whilst me and the boys went to Nana's for a sandwich lunch. 

On Sunday morning we went out for coffee and then to Greenacres Animal Park and had a great time petting and feeding some of the small animals.

 After a lovely pub lunch we left Nana's and headed for home; ahh, there IS no place like home! 

That is about it for this post. Busy getting ready for back to school so hope to post better next week and must do some baking!.x