This week has been glorious and most nights after school the boys have been playing (and arguing) in the garden. My mum is helping me create a cut flower patch that (in theory) should have flowers all year round. Win helped me plant the bulbs for spring one evening and I’m feeling hopeful – lots of tulips, narcissi, alliums and daffodils. We’re going to tackle season by season, and we’re only going for flowers that come up year after year, with very little maintenance. My mum works in her garden every single day, so is a total expert. I however, am not.
Here is what else I’ve been up to:
- Garden blackboard – This is a little project I’ve been working on over a few sessions, and I found the time this week to fix it to the wall. I’m just going to touch up the paint and then it should be ready to go.
- The Unmumsy Mum on Instagram – I’m a little late to the ‘The Unmumsy Mum’ party, but I recently discovered her Instagram and spent about 40 minutes crying with laughter at her hilarious feed.
- Anne Robinson’s Britain – This is a new series on BBC one. I’m not interested in all of the topics it covers, but I did watch the parenting one. It examines families that are so different from one another and I found it fascinating. The overriding feeling for me afterwards, was that if the kids are happy and it works, then do it. It was so intriguing, and I could see elements of Jared and I’s parenting in all of them.
- A World Without Down’s Syndrome? – I am someone who has had very little contact with Down’s Syndrome in my life. I’m uneducated and I found this really quite emotional and moving. It raised so many important questions, and didn’t attempt to answer all of them. So many beautiful, beautiful individuals.
- The book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well – ‘Hygge’ is a very en vogue word at the moment, and researchers suggest it is the secret to why the Danes are the happiest nation in the world. I’m enjoying this lovely little book – it gives lots of ideas to make connections with loved ones and your environment more meaningful. Some say ‘Hygge’ is a myth, but in my eyes, it can’t be a bad thing.