We haven’t really had a theme this week. I have been back to work this week after the Easter hols, so I was focused on that and not on how to spend my ‘days off’ (not that time with a toddler is really ‘off’)! This week, we have mainly been out enjoying the beautiful sunshine we’ve been having! We spent pretty much all of Tuesday in friend’s gardens or our own, getting covered in mud, water, sand and loving it!
At the weekend we visited Mead Open Farm with some family and while we were there we signed up with the RSPB. While I support what the RSPB are doing, I have to admit this was a totally selfish membership! For signing up we were given: a stuffed hedgehog for T; a bug house (which I’d been thinking about buying for ages); a ‘nature discovery pack’ binder full of kid-friendly outdoors activities for each season; and a magazine each for us and for T, which will continue to be sent to us bi-monthly. We had a flick through the binder this week and decided to make ‘bird kebabs’. T loved it!
Admittedly the birds don’t seem to have noticed they’re there yet but there’s still time, right?! It was a good way to use up the green apples ASDA substituted this week, since we don’t like them! As an added bonus, the RSPB included a page of ‘we did it!’ stickers to use as you complete each activity and I defy anyone to find a toddler who doesn’t like stickers?!
We’ve been digging the veg. patch recently in preparation for growing some veg. this spring and summer. We bought a few packets of seeds, as well as some small plants. We’ve never grown from seed before so this is very much an experiment! But T and I spent part of Wednesday morning planting seeds in seed trays. We’re hoping to grow carrot, courgette and beans.
We had a few seeds leftover so I gave T a few pots and some compost and let her go crazy. I think we have some of every seed in each pot! Maybe we’ll grow a new species!
We’ve also been out on my bike this week – a rare occurrence – and hung out in Richmond Park, making dens, being the King of the castle (who says girls can’t be Kings?!), climbing logs and learning that it’s best not to pick stinging nettles. We’re so lucky to live close to this beautiful space!
So while we didn’t have any intended theme this week…I think the theme became ‘outdoors’! Hope you’ve been enjoying the start of Spring too!