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Weekend Maintenance

painting scullery

Photo taken with Instagram

It’s been raining for a days now, wonderful for our garden but also great for doing some inside home maintenance. So far, we’ve managed to paint the kitchen and today we’re busy with the scullery and entrance hall. Richard’s been cleaning out the gutters too. It’s amazing what a coat of fresh paint can do to a room!

What are you busy with at home this weekend?

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Sailing Regatta

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The Girls Sailing a Mirror dingy. (Photo taken by Kate)

The Dawki

Our three Sea Scouts

Yesterday was the Sea Scouts Sailing Regatta. Our three oldest were in attendance and loved every minute of it. Scouts has been so enriching for them and has taught them how to accomplish things we couldn’t have imagined. They can rig and de-rig sailboats, sail and tie all sorts of complicated knots from memory! When they’re out there on the water it’s like they are speaking a language only they can understand, it’s tremendous. I’m one proud mamma!

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In the Garden and Other News

Cucumbers and Squash

The wonderful ‘almost’ Summer weather has arrived at last, I think the frost is gone for now until next year and Kye and I have begun planting our Heirloom veggie seeds! It’s so exciting to see them grow. Above we have planted cucumbers and squash. They are almost ready to transplant into the veggie garden, I just need to order a truckload of compost first to dig into the beds.

Seedlings

I’ve also planted different varieties of peppers and pumpkins, can’t wait to see what they are like.

Jenna PL Award Scouts

Not the greatest photo quality, I know, but I only had my phone with me and we were sitting right at the back of the hall. Anyway, this is our Jenna receiving her PL (patrol leader) of the year award at the Sea Scouts AGM two weeks ago. We are SO proud of her!!!

Jen sailing

Here she is doing what she LOVES, sailing. She will soon be getting her own Miracle dinghy that she’ll refurbish herself for advancement at Scouts. So exciting!!

Hope you are having a lovely week.

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Hennops River Hike

Suspension Bridge Hennops

Feet

Ant Hill

Crossing

Hennops

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Hikers

Hiking

Kye

Lichen and Moss

Our Shadows

River

River Crossing

Seeds

Style

Shoes

We recently hiked the Hennops River hiking trail, I was looking forward to going but had no idea what to expect. Our girls did some research and said it was the best trail they could find in our area. They are seasoned hikers because of scouting, so we put our trust in their judgement and drove out to Hennops. The area was beautiful, with organised hiking and biking trails. We decided to hike at our own pace and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I can highly recommend this wonderful trail, it has breathtaking scenery and a pulley system contraption that you sit on to cross the river. I took one look at it when we arrived and thought to myself, (oh my word, I’m not sitting on that and crossing over the river!) but I did and it was fantastic!! If you stay near Hennops, do try to visit for the day, you won’t regret it.

Hope you are having a great week so far.

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