Sunday, 30 September 2007

Bugs and flowers

Im a bit poorly, Lucie bought a sickness bug home from meithrin, and all the girls in our house have had far. It seemed to go through the children quickly, but is lasting longer for me. I am hoping I am over the worst of it.

Anyway, Last weekend we went to stay with hubbys Auntie and Uncle in Hertfordshire. We also have a friend who lives nearby, who Hubby was doing a gig with on the Saturday night, but me and the children enjoyed spending time with family who we don't get to see very often.
The children had great fun, they especially liked storytime and piano singalongs with Auntie

watering the vegetables in the garden, (does he look like he is up to something? seconds later he turned that hose on us and we were soaked!!)

And going on some nice walks, which invariably involved collecting conkers. On the Saturday afternoon we went to Hertford town parish church to a flower festival.

There were so many lovely autumn colours and the children enjoyed searching for hidden church mice, all with different names, and they loved the miniature gardens made by the sunday school children from the church.

They wanted to make gardens too, so on Monday back at home, we went and collected some (mostly wild!) flowers (weeds),soil and moss and they had a go.

This was Esmes finished garden, I shall add more photos on flickr later, especially of the original gardens, most were done by older children and some were amazing!!!


Lucy Locket said...

Oh how I loved making those tray gardens for the village flower show when I was young! You don't seem to get that sort of thing up here. I had great fun though (of a reminiscent village harvest festival type) on Friday when my friend hosted a Macmillan coffee morning and I organised the raffle with three of the prizes being "artistically arranged" (by me) veg and sweetpeas from our allotments. They were very willingly selected by two mums who are newly into the whole allotment scene and don't have their own produce yet. Arranging the flowers and veg really took me back to my childhood! Lucy x

est said...

i love the church! without the mice of course! :)

Lucy Locket said...

P.S. I have just tagged you! Pop over to my blog to see what it's about. Lucy x

vintage twist said...

So sorry to hear that you are feeling poorly, I wanted to stop by and thank you for welcoming me to blogging and now I will add Get well soon!

weirdbunny said...

I love these little gardens, I want to come over and make one too ~ love Julia x