Thursday, 2 September 2010

Busy doing ...

... lots of things. People to see, places to go, fun to have. Really must find some time again to catch up on here though.

Today we are going to the local library for an activity day based on Elmer. There will be reading and making of Elmer crafts. When I reminded Imogen of this event this morning, she was jumping for joy. She does love Elmer.

Imogen's mama made Elmer

At the weekend, we shall be going to The National Gardening Show, at the Bath & West showground.

"the Finest in Autumn Gardening. The popular Scarecrow Competition will be down in the woodland area along with trails for children. Other attractions range from advice on allotments to running a smallholding with animals and poultry on show. "

There will be show gardens, and flower marquees as with most gardening shows. However, the main attraction for us visiting is to see the Fruit and Vegetable competitions, Home Economics competitions and the big one ... The UK National Giant Vegetables competition.

As we are involved and like to enter our local show, it will be great to see such a big show, and get to see the competition entries, be inspired maybe. We also go to the Autumn pumpkin festival locally in October in Victoria Country Park, Netley. The Paton brothers bring along their huge record holding pumpkins and it's great to see, and a fun event too. The brothers will also be at the national giant veg show at the weekend.

So we are looking forward to today, and then the weekend, and next week Imogen starts school and she's pretty excited about going. We've been decorating and filling a small box this week that the school gave her, so they can talk about the things they like and what they enjoy doing during the first few days - I think this is a lovely idea. Oh and she's obviously excited about the fact that it's her birthday later in the month too - I'm asked daily at the moment "how many days until I'm 5?"


  1. I think your knitted Elmer is fab, my two used to like Elmer when they were little. The National Gardening Show sounds like fun, I wish I lived closer so I could go too. How exciting that Imogen will be starting school. I'm sure she will love it and make lots of new friends too. My two go back today but only for an hour and a half this afternoon to pick up their timetables then they start back properly tomorrow.

  2. Sounds like your all having such fun xxx

  3. Hope you had a fab day making all things Emler :-)

    I am sure Imogen will love her first day at school - sounds like she can't wait. My eldest is taking a box in too with 10 things he loves - so far we have minerals, fishing, animals, art, electronics but we are struggling to put more at the moment :-)


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