On Saturday, Benedict and I made a start on the Easter Gardens. I've been wanting to make one of these for the past few years but I've always left it too late. Thanks to my lovely friend Eva, I managed to glean the necessary information and armed with a picture from my pinterest board, we made a start:
Preparing the base.
Adding the wheat kernels.
Waiting to germinate ~ we still need to make the three crosses to stand at the back and to hopefully make a quick trip to the beach, for our stone at the front of the tomb. I'm not sure if there'll be any grasses come Easter Sunday, but since Eastertide spans a whole forty days until Penetecost, I'm hopeful something will appear in that time!
Dave was extra busy in the workshop last week making this lovely gift for Pip and Ben (made using a side from one of the packing cases used to deliver workshop machinery!):
His drawing of the Baltic which is an engine he is working on using a CAD design package. He takes the computer to the coffee shop near Pip's pre-school and works there when she is in her sessions.
They have had enormous fun. Benedict has invented new designs and Pip has been busy writing her name and other letters.
Dave and I had an interesting date night on Thursday, we braved high winds and a severe weather warning to travel fifty minutes to this place:
Cheerful flower display.
We went to see this nice guy who effectively told us there was no treatment available, neuro protective drugs are not a big money spinner it seems! We have yet to receive our bill, gulp!! On the way home we stopped off at a motorway services and treated ourselves to this:
Two decaff lattes and a chelsea bun for Dave.
Pip became unwell late on Friday evening ~ high temperature, headache, flu aching and vomiting. Homeopathic Belladonna dealt with the temperature and hallucinations and Nux Vomica finally sorted the sickness, late last night. All we have to deal with now is the conjuctivitis and loss of appetite! Despite feeling so unwell she was desperate to make her Easter Garden, so in a five minute spell of being able to sit upright, she made a start:
I also made her a play tray with some of the left over wheat kernels and it provided a suitable distraction for ten minutes:
So here we are at the beginning of Holy Week, today is a much needed cleaning day, there are a few craft based activities I'm hoping we'll manage during the week and of course the beautiful services at church. The sun is currently shining and there are howling winds, a good drying day for sure!
Be Blessed x