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Monday, 29 July 2013

Lotions, Potions and a Garden for Grandad

We had a Lotions and Potions afternoon.  Incredibly it kept the children entertained for almost the whole of six hours.











Craft on wooden circles.  

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My father was supposed to have retired this week.  He had talked of fishing and creating and tending a vegetable garden as his big retirement plan and he had been looking forward to it for years.  He died unexpectedly and traumatically three months ago: three months before his 66th Birthday, three months before his longed-for retirement day.


It has been an incredibly painful three months for my mother and my five siblings, as well as my children and their cousins who lost their Grandad, whom they loved very much.  In his honour we made our own vegetable garden, something I have been planning to do officially once I no longer had a toddler and now seemed the right moment to give it a go.  

Previously we have tended the odd strawberry plant and tomato plants, but this time we have chosen a piece of garden, tended the soil and planted turnip, carrot, radish, pea and spinach seeds, which are still ok to plant at this time of year.  

It's now watered and ready to go.  Watch this space.  We love you Grandad.