I appreciate my garden more and more every day at the moment. The sunshine and warm weather is a real life saver when you have a toddler and can’t leave the house. We spend most of our time moving sand and water around the garden, occasionally watering the plants, but mostly making a mess. It’s fun.
For a change though, we dug some old pots out of the now tidy (thanks to my furloughed husband!) shed and planted sunflowers. Entertainment and a good use of all the rich compost our composter is producing.
It was a bit chaotic, seeds and soil everywhere and we now have a dining room full of pots, but, we obviously did something right as our seeds are growing.
Like many others, I am sure, we were meant to be away this Easter, enjoying the countryside with family. Instead, we were deep in lockdown survival mode scrolling Instagram for toddler entertainment ideas, of which there are many!
I’ve been building a craft box from recycling and bits around the house since Christmas. Something I highly recommend, It’s provided endless entertainment – who knew plastic tubs and bottles could be so much fun?
We’ve not done much with it up until now, just a bit of painting and colouring in. That changed this weekend though with the unleashing of my creativity and limited artistic ability. Here’s what we got up to, with one of the original Instagram posts for comparison – think I may need to work on my drawing skills!