I have a massive week ahead including a trip to Dublin and then Carrick.
And as I write – a courier is driving over to deliver my new SKIL2 business cards.
Today I have to design, write and develop a slide presentation of SKIL2. If you’re ever looking for copyright free images – go to Flickr – it’s a free photoshare network.
And even though I’m flat out busy – I will always find time to do a post on this blog. It also helps that I have the Funny Sunny Garden kids nagging me
‘ Liz we didn’t see the photos from Friday … when are we ?… soon? soon? … when? …now?… really now ?’
Yup – nagging works.
So dear reader-here are some photos from Fridays play. Our moo poo was delivered and there was much rejoicing.
Our moo poo (and we made up some great songs) is vintage 2006-so it smells just like really good dirt.
I shovelled moo poo on the centre of our sun garden.
We had great fun planting strawberries and tomatoes. All the rain had softened the cardboard.
All we then needed to do was kind of dig/jab thru the cardboard and plant the plants. The moo poo covers it all.
We also had a great time saying hi to the worms. I explained how they help make the soil yummy. Here is the interprid Maeve again.
All the kids are welcome to bring their friends.
Eoin brought along his best mate Danny.
At 5 Danny is something of an IT genius- I’ve seen him working away on the computer and it’s an amazing sight.
He enjoyed the garden but I think he was wondering where the computer connection was!!
I encourage the kids to help each other and not depend on me. There is only one rule in my gardening team – (or any team I work with) …
Be Kind & Thoughtful with each other.
I find that the kids can be better at kindness than some of the work teams I’ve facilitated.
Maeve was the official photographer on Friday and took many of the lovely shots in this post.
She sent the 2 boys into a slight frenzy as she tried to set up shots. I kept hearing a lot of
‘Eoin -no – Eoin -stop moving – stop moving – now smile…’ The boys were very patient and Maeve was very creative.
When the kids had left I worked away planting a few more things- and then Aishlin and Niamh turned up with some blackberry plants which have now happily settled into the garden.
Niamh had some fun with my camera. I will spare the world the shots of my bum.
On Saturday I spent some alone time in the garden and set up one of the sunbeam pathways for planting. It now has mint, sage, strawberries and nasturtiums.
Thanks to Eamonn in the garden centre for the herbs. I also made a wee stone path to stop me standing on the little white flowers we planted.
In the afternoon I gathered elderflowers and made 15 litres of elderflower champagne and about 1 litre of elderflower cordial. It’s all fermenting in 5 litre buckets for a few days.
And Saturday night was party night.
Maggie, Adrien, Lynda, Derek and me all went to the Moo Bar for a variety night hosted by Joan Walsh.
Joan has a great voice and treated us to some of her own songs and great chat.
The bar was crowded.
Aislinn also sang and it was a delight.
I suppose the nature of a variety show is …. variety.
There seemed to be a lot of ‘readings’.
Unfortunately they weren’t astrology readings … they were … poetry and improv…. sigh.
Now dear reader – I believe and support every persons right to express themselves … I just don’t have to listen.
So – every time someone got up to express themselves … I went outside and watched the traffic go up and down the street and chatted to passers by.
I’m 50 next year and have decided to age disgracefully … or at least to please myself and still be as kind as possible.
My life is far too short for readings of any kind – unless it’s the will of a long lost relative who died of a great old age and left me their island and champagne collection and books and vintage cars and … sorry lost myself there for a minute.
A good time was had by all and when we got the chance to chat there was a truckload of laughter and bantering.
We left Moo Bar somewhere near 1 am and went back to Maggies for a barbque under the stars … and the misty rain.
Mags had set up a cocktail bar and I had some yellow concoction … but it had an umbrella so I was happy.
So – we ate and chatted and laughed and sang until 4 or 5 in the morning.
Sunday was definitely a day of rest.
What a great bunch of people as neighbours. I foresee a few more celebrations.
I send you big wishes for a fab week.