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Saturday, 21 April 2007

Extreme Gardening!

It's been a lovely day again today... still no sign of any rain, which is a little frustrating - especially since it's supposed to be the season for April Showers, but it meant we've been able to spend plenty of time outside, or at least with the windows open!

Beth and Lenni went off to the theatre today, to see the Disney presentation of Beauty and the Beast (a late birthday treat), so Christopher and I had some excellent time together. We played with K'Nex (following the instructions on a YouTube video to make a semi-automatic elastic-band gun thing), popped to the library and sowed some carrot seeds (at home, not among the books!) before playing some of his computer games with him... a happy, varied day all in.

The garden .. annotated!In fact, once we'd turned over the remainder of the vegetable patch and planted the carrots and beans (a little early, I know but it's been mild, and I live in hope!) I took the opportunity to clear the last bit of 'fallow ground' to put the remainder of the sunflower seeds in; I was fairly unequivocal about the process of getting rid of the weeds, stones, brambles and bits of old shrub that I don't getting in the way of my 'new stuff'... I think there's something very therapeutic about gardening, when it's done assertively. And wearing gardening gloves. Now it's all done, though, we wait (and water regularly!)

Sleepy Lenni in her Belle costumeWhen Lenni came home, still dressed in her 'Belle' costume, clutching a big plastic rose, she was exhausted - it was just her kind of experience, and apparently just like the animated movie. Beth had ordered long enough in advance to get front-row seats, so they had a really good view of the action, too. I really hope she has some good, lasting memories of it, just as I hope Christopher can recall some happy childhood days - hopefully like today!

Back to work tomorrow, followed by a one-off nightshift for St George's Day, then a few days off during which I'm really hoping to get back into the studio. I've done next to nothing for the past fortnight, which has been rather frustrating.. I've been meaning to upload my entire back catalogue (or at least that which isn't embarrassingly poor!) to my website, but it's one of those things that I've added to the list of "things to do when I have time.."

Still, I've managed a couple of blog entries this week, so that's not such a bad thing!

Links of the day:

  • www.1-click.jp : I don't know why, but this really makes me laugh. It's not even really well made... brilliant though.
  • www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqv5hXuIgi4 : A bit of a rare treat.. an hour of a Mighty Boosh live performance, by the wonders of YouTube. There was I, thinking the videos were a maximum of ten minutes long.. (thanks, David!)

Posted by james at April 21, 2007 8:32 PM

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