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Sunday, 15 April 2007

Outdoor life..

Christopher and Eleanor and their vegetable patchIt's been an amazing April so far, giving us plenty of opportunity to spend time outdoors.

We had our second sowing session on Saturday morning - planting some more lettuce and rocket in another square metre of the bed that we cleared a month or so ago. Our first batch has popped up in part, but since it's been so dry, I've not put as much effort into watering them as I guess I should, so we're lucky to have what we do! Now that there are two sets to look after (we'll hopefully be planting some carrots next week, too) I'm aiming to water them daily if it's not raining.

Chris and Lenni playing on the logs at Ashridge EstateIn the afternoon, we took our first trip to the wonderful Ashridge estate near Tring, and wandered through the forest as the children played on the logs that surrounded the place. Because the trees formed a dappled canopy, on the whole it was lovely and cool.

While uploading one of the more 'artistic' (!) photos onto Flickr, I noticed that there's a new feature, which enables you to place the pictures onto a map so you can find everyone else's that were taken around there. It's a bit of an onerous task to do the ones I've already uploaded (and there aren't that many) but such, I guess, is the richness of Web2.0!

(as always, click on the pictures for bigger versions!)

Link of the day
While listening to Radio 4's A World In Your Ear the other day, I heard about a rather innovative approach to recycling - it's called Container City. Certainly a better use for those huge containers than dumping them in a field and putting adverts on them!

Posted by james at April 15, 2007 5:32 PM


 
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