Tag Archives: garden

A bronze age discovery?

A spade digging earth.

We recently celebrated eight years living in our house. I say ‘celebrated’. Commiserated would be a better word. That’s not to say we don’t like our house. On the contrary. It’s a lovely character property and I’ll be genuinely saddened if we ever move out. It’s just that, since we moved in, we’ve had no end …

The inconstant gardener

A rusty pitchfork leaning against a weathered shed.

It’s amazing how having kids can cause you to put things off. Take our garden, for example. We’ve lived in our house for almost eight years and have only just started making it our own! Does it show that I’m not a natural gardener? That’s not to say that we’ve been lazy or, indeed, that I’m …

Dirt is good!

One of Kate’s favourite responses when I reminisce about 1980s TV shows that she can’t remember is “I was probably up a tree” and that nicely articulates a concern I have about Dylan and Xander. I think it must be harder being a kid now than it was when we were their age as our generation didn’t …

My Sunday Photo #45

Two young boys looking at some beans and blackberries.

I love going to my parents’ house. Obviously, seeing them is the main reason we go there most weekends, but they also have a massive garden and the boys love running around it. Our garden is small and, to be honest, uninspiring, so it’s lovely that they’ve got a private outdoor space to play in. Yesterday, they …