Half Term Fun.

Well the half-term week has come and gone with a quite a lot of evidence yet to be tidied away!!

It was good to see Josh getting his playmobil out again, it’s been a while, it’s sad seeing him gradually grow out of his toys.  Dry days are okay, he loves being outside but the rainy days are getting harder to find things to occupy him so I was grateful for a mostly dry week!  There is some serious tidying to be done now!


The main outdoor activity involved a lot of digging!  It started with a hole dug as a hunt for clay to make pots with, resulting in rather a lot of muddy bowls and buckets left in the garden.  Actually, this is Josh’s version of tidying, they were right outside the back door!  Hmmm, a few more lessons needed here!


A few days later a bit LOT more digging took place as Josh dug deeper and wider to make an army trench!!  This then had to be photographed to make an ‘army’ card for his cousin who has just started chemo for Lymphoma.  (He is 14 and we would really appreciate your thoughts and prayers for him.)


The following day the hole was dug even more and Josh had an amazing game with 2 of his cousins in there.  In the evening Josh proudly showed his Dad for the first time, you should have seen his face!!!  (The hole is over 1 metre/yard deep).

Poor ole Hubby, he had just started to think that the garden could be kept a bit nicer as Josh grows up, but he was very good and didn’t voice what I could plainly see on his face until he came indoors!! It took my mind back to this post and what is really important in a garden!

Some days we spent quietly, pottering, crochet for me, playing for Josh.  Then we went to stay with the in-laws for the weekend.  It was my Sister-in-law’s 40th (it doesn’t seem possible that its nearly a year since I wrote about my 40th and here!!).  Her Husband, Matt, had arranged for a meal at the Shuttleworth Collection.  We had the conservatory to ourselves which was lovely .

The tables all had little packets of love hearts.

After a lovely meal it was time for the cake.

Matt lit the 40 sparklers,


but the flowers on the top were silk and soon the cake was on fire!!


after various attempts to extinguish the fire Matt carried it outside to burn itself out.


Thankfully only the top layer was affected.


Next we were all given tickets for the Swiss gardens which even in winter were beautiful

with little houses and huts tucked here and there,

one with an amazing ceiling crafted from pine cones,

a little greenhouse with stained glass windows, a domed roof and rocky entrance and exit,

bridges and windy paths,

and a rather camera shy peacock!


I managed to get some lovely pics of Abi and her boyfriend.

Then we were taken on a tour of the collection.

It was mostly old planes, some looking far too dangerous to fly and yet all except two out of 6 large hangers are still flown!!

There were also a few cars and bikes, a bus and a charabanc (an open topped bus)!

It was just lovely to have time to spend to together especially as it is their boy who has the cancer.

A cheery pic to finish with, spring really is on the way!


I hope you are all having a lovely and creative week.

Sharon xx

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28 thoughts on “Half Term Fun.

  1. Looks like you had a lovely time despite nearly causing a major incident!! Your Abi looks so lovely in those photos. I will be thinking of your nephew and sending positive thoughts. What a worrying time for you all. X

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  2. I need some digging done, send Josh over, lol!!! That’s hysterical about the cake, I’m glad you were able to salvage some. Those gardens are glorious – I do love nature tamed like that! I’ll be praying for your nephew, bless him!

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  3. What a great half term you’ve had. My word you are very tolerant allowing trenches to be dug in your garden – I’m not sure I would be so accommodating. Mind you, we don’t have a lawn here so I don’t know. I have loved seeing your beautiful photos (the stunning gardens & party especially) thank you for sharing them 🙂

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