Sunday, 12 August 2012

Just Living

Hi All,

I know its been a while since I last posted, I've been taking some time to get into the garden and tidy it up, MrW has been back in Australia for work, I feel like I have been living at the school volunteering my time helping with activities, homework is getting full on with the two boys at school now and wow life! Life in our slow lane seems to have just naturally sped up!
I don't know what it is or how it is but I seem to have just gotten really busy, in a good way though :) 

I checked out my neglected worm farm the other day, thinking the worms would have disappeared or I lifted the lid I prepared myself for perhaps the smell of decay but to my delight and surprise I could smell nothing and I still have a handful of healthy worms hiding away in their humble home :) I was so excited as I thought all was lost :) They have now been fed and watered with some old black coffee and grounds (something I learnt they loved) and I'm hoping this will help revive them all.  I am thinking though that I may need to go and buy some more worms, I felt that they never really increased in their numbers and I only got a handful from my friends mum when I started it up so it never really seemed to increase much in size. Hmm yes a helping hand may be needed :)

Yesterday we all headed up into the city so MrW could pick up a 'new to him' road bike and we took the boys on a picnic to Mission Bay.  It was freezing cold but we all had fun, the boys got a dig in the sand and a play on the playground and we all got out into the fresh air :) I can't wait for the weather to warm up so we can do a few more picnics around the place.

I'm off today to make some more liquid handsoap as we have just run out :) Not bad since I last made some about 8 months ago :) I use this recipe here from Hazeltree farm and it seems to be the only soap which doesn't dry my sensitive skin on my hands, and the bonus is I also use it as a general soap cleaner in the bathroom and laundry.

I also think today I will set up my long awaited little 3 shelf Green House that I have had sitting here for a couple of weeks, it's that time of year where seeds need to start being sown ready for spring planting :) I did post about it last time, however when it came to opening it up to set it up we found it was missing a piece! so I had to go and get a replacement and it's kind of been waiting patiently since then :)

Have a good weekend everyone and hopefully I'll find some time this week for some more posts :)


  1. Nothing wrong with taking some time away from your blog; especially when you are running the ship on your own while hubby is away. I LOVE the photo's of the boys on the chilly beach - it sure looks like they made the best of it.

  2. Just come across your blog and really enjoyed reading it. I'm new to blogging but i'm sure i'll reach the stage where I need a break.

    I have a mini greenhouse that you have. I use mine loads in the spring (though it's nearly autumn here now). I love spring, it's so exciting with all the seed sowing you can do

  3. Hi Becky *Waves* it was very chilly! but great to get some fresh air :)

    Hi notjustgreenfingers! Welcome to my little patch of the blog world :) I'm really honored you've come to read my blog. I managed to get my greenhouse up the other day and have actually potted up a few seeds! Onto it nice and early :) I have to say I really love spring to!
    Thanks for popping by and hope to see you again sometime, Regards, Ruth xx


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