Mutterings of a Fool

Man, Dad, Runner, Chief dog walker

Shall we get the paddling pool out?

Did you see it at the weekend? That was spring that was, one whole day of spring and now it’s gone again for another year. Mother Nature has replaced the rest of the spring period with a new season called ‘stay home it’s torrential’ or SHIT for short.

Not quite this sort of weather is it?

Not quite this sort of weather is it?

So we did what every proper English person should do when the you get the first sunny day of the year; we spent the whole day outside. Soaking up the sun and trying to turn our pale English skin beige. Matilda got a little carried away and asked if we could get the paddling pool out, you have to admire her spirit but I didn’t really fancy a trip to hospital with a child who has hypothermia.

Sunday morning was spent wandering around Marlborough, looking in the shops and having coffee and cake (or babycino’s and ginger biscuits if you’re Matilda and Henry). We also let Henry loose with his reins on for the first time; hilarious watching him trying to run everywhere and shouting “NANNA” at the top of his voice every time my parents got too far away. He also decided that Matilda was the only one who could hold his reins, which has the benefit of keeping 2 children in one place!

The afternoon however was all about planning and in particular garden planning. My mum is a gardener and with her help we have some grand plans for the garden, a lot of work to be done but can’t wait to get started. We’ll hopefully have a garden that is both home to lots of birds, bees and bugs and perfect for 2 crazy children to run around in. I’ve of course already started a Pinterest board that features seats and a bug hotel amongst other things.

The garden during the Autumn

The garden today

I’m also about to start planting the first of the veg seeds in the greenhouse, amazing what a bit of sun does for your motivation and optimism. Especially considering just a few nights ago it felt like the house was about to blow away.

Anyone else feeling the spring vibe? Any grand gardening plans being made?

1 Comment

  1. sabrina montagnoli

    February 24, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    I will continue to have #gardenjealousy

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