Wednesday, 18 May 2011

May so far

The weather has been so gorgeous these past weeks, and the countryside around here has been glorious. I think May is my favourite month. The oil seed rape has looked unbelievably yellow, with fields that wouldn't normally stand out being highlighted on the patchwork landscape. The bottom of the garden was positively glowing the other evening.
These photos don't do justice, but will be a reminder for me at least.The kids have been getting back into the routine of school, and I have been quite busy with church stuff, with meetings in Northampton and Milton Keynes, and sorting out things for 50 of us to do on the girl's week long camp this summer! We also had an evening in Northampton with the younger girls, this past Friday, where we decorated cupcakes which I'd made, and delivered them to various people. It's a lot of work, but I really do like spending time with Stake people and the girls.
Scott has now finished his PTLLS course, including doing his 'micro-teach', and so will be qualified to teach evening classes!

Also, last Wednesday (14th May), we made progress on our driveway!
My nice guide-line beforehand:By 8.30am, a JCB was making short work of our 9 INCH THICK (slightly excessive!) concrete driveway. Harry had picked the flowers (weeds) that were going to be destroyed, to take for his school friend Holly. (We tied them up with ribbon, and Holly was most happy about receiving them!)20 tonnes of concrete removed. View out the garage!And another 20 tonnes of soil taken away.Then 20 tonnes dumped back on! Mum and Dad came down on Monday, and Dad started levelling it ready for Scott to flatten it, then Dad is coming while we are away to do the sand layer, and lay the bricks! I am so excited to not have a scummy front garden!

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