Phew, what a week – we’ve finally said goodbye to the eldest’s ear infection, and I’m pleased to report that he’s back to racing around and obsessing over Lego again. I missed week 10 of the 52 Project completely – there weren’t many smiles knocking about round our way, so it seemed a bit of a pointless activity. I suppose I could have just taken a picture of the Calpol bottle!

Daisy: Obsessed with being arty at the moment, I caught her head down, creating something multicoloured and fabulous. She calls crayons ‘drawings’ and spends a lot of time sitting next to Ben while he draws detailed treasured maps and Lego creations. (This sounds immeasurably cute, but it actually all goes to shit after about five minutes when they both decide that it’s absolutely imperative that each has the blue crayon, and end up tussling for it on the floor.)

Ben: My little nature lover; a quick drink in the sun after school before we started digging the garden over, ready for planting. He was really involved in the growing last year, and is massively excited to get going now that Spring has arrived – this year, we’re doing carrots, beans, squash, chillis and all manner of herbs.

We’ve really REALLY been enjoying the sun and making plans for the garden this weekend – what have you been up to?

Hooking up with Jodi and the other lovelies at Practising Simplicity and The Boy and Me. Come and join us!


  1. Jaime Oliver
    March 16, 2014 / 5:10 pm

    hope you get plenty more sunshine this week honey x #project365

  2. 76 sunflowers
    March 16, 2014 / 5:44 pm

    Isn't this weather just lovely?! I love the colours in the pictures; the stars and the flowers. Hopefully the bugs and infections will stay away now 🙂

  3. Lottie :: Oyster and Pearl
    March 16, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    So sweet! Love these pics x

  4. Anonymous
    March 16, 2014 / 8:23 pm

    Glad that's over! Lovely, bright pictures but my favourite is Daisy's sweet face. What a beauty!

  5. Polly Davies
    March 16, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    glad he's feeling better…. beautiful photos xx

  6. Laura Side Street
    March 16, 2014 / 11:29 pm

    I love these two photos and it's so great to see your little girl loves to be creative and your son loves the outdoors. We too have been doing a lot of gardening since the sun has been out – blissful :)laura x

  7. Lori Taylor Arnold
    March 16, 2014 / 11:44 pm

    Glad to hear the calpol bottle is back on the shelf! lovely photos. x

  8. abigailemily
    March 17, 2014 / 7:52 am

    That's lovely that he's so involved with the planting and growing, it must be so exciting for children ( and adults!) to see the things you have planted grow!

  9. fritha strickland
    March 17, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    haha love that you said that about it all going crap after 5 mins, I was literally just thinking 'aww I bet its so perfect having two that can play with each other so nicely' 😉 beautiful pics as always x

  10. Lisa-Marie
    March 17, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    I love the balance of beauty and reality in your blog Vicky, you are honest, and it is admirable. Beautiful pictures of the kids – I look forward to hearing more about the gardening!

  11. The Beach Hut Cook
    March 17, 2014 / 5:32 pm

    Glad his ear infection has cleared up. My eldest when he was little always had ear infections and he would scream and hold his head. It broke my heart. After way too many visits to ENT dept at local hospital with no joy a locum randomly suggested that he trys chewing gum. It gets air into the ear canal. I made him chew it infront of me when he was so little. He never had an ear infection again. He's now a big 18 year old and if he gets a cold now, he reaches for the chewing gum. Elinor x

  12. TheBoyandMe
    March 22, 2014 / 10:49 pm

    Such beautifully clear photographs and your children are gorgeous!Thanks for linking up to Project 365.

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