I have some time with D this weekend.

 If the weather is good, hopefully we shall go to the country park

then we have sunflowers to plant. There is nothing like trying to get children into gardening, also D is very clingy to J. Hopefully we can start to break this down by having some quality time with her.

 Then soon we are off to Sheffield to see the family, to let my family have some time with D. not sure if my sisters plan of going to the chinese supermarket on the tram will come off though, I think D has plans of seeing my sisters pet cat, Morris……   Goodness help Morris !

Currently listening to Alter Bridge.


Last night we decided twas the time to see whether any potatos had grown, I held out for a glum harvest, having seen the size of the leaves, I was warned the spuds could be tiny….

 D had just HAD a bath, but is always excited to garden, and always gets dirty when gardens !

so we had a bit of a firkle in the green hopper bags, that we have been using to grow the spuds in. and to our surprise, ( MY surprise…..  D’s mega excitement! ) there were some decent potatos there !

  A few  4″ or 5 ” , some smaller………    some the size of a pea,

so we snapped the plant tops off and got digging, D was almost jumping for joy!!!

 We cooked some, and they were really , really nice!

 But it was worth the outlay in soil, etc just to see D’s face. Kids when they do something new for the first time, that they like, have this amazing way of enjoying themselves, and their innocence of finding something new and enjoying it, it great to see, and one of the reasons I love being a parent !!

currently listening to Arctic Monkeys  – whatever people say I am That’s what I’m not.


Me and D have been growing spuds now for 4 months or something, the flowers are just coming out so I thought we would have a look , see if anything has come up, ( or grown down as case may be ! )

 I met D from J’s car and told her we had an important job to do and it involved picking  ” I LOVE PICKING ” she shouted, so I said and what vegatable do you love most “POTATO’s” She shouted,

 So she ran inside calling to me to follow, ” Come on daddy get the key, open the back door ” ” lets pick the potato’s !! ”

  So we did, BUT……..

 They are between the size of Gnocchi, and a small pebble !! 

D wasn’t bothered she had found and picked a potato ! So it was worth it to see her face !!!

Kids and Gardening is great !!!

Currently listening to Kids In Glass Houses  – Dirt


Me and D went on to the field infront of our house last night and had a kick about, she actually wanted to wear her Sheffield Wednesday Shirt !!  ( good girl !! )

 After that she wanted to help me re-plant some dahlia’s and a pepper plant.

When D lifted the pepper plant there was a snail attached, which she was curious to know what ( he ) was doing.

 When I said ( he ) maybe was trying to eat the plants.

She put him down and gave him a stern telling off !! saying ” Naughty Naughty  BOY !!!  Stop eating the plants….  Don’t do that again !!!  and waved her finger at him.

 That told him !

Currently listening to Stone Temple Pilots – Thank You


D has caught the gardening bug,

She expects the seeds to have grown overnight…

i can see we may have to buy some bedding plants this weekend, and get her planting them !