I am going to try getting up a bit earlier this week and make sure I fit in a post before breakfast.
Problem is that it is so dark now in the morning that it is hard to get up at 6am.
Anyway I thought I would share a couple of shots of happenings here over the last week.
B2 celebrated his 16th birthday on Wednesday.
He requested a sponge for a birthday cake and I am very happy with the gluten free, sugar free cake I whipped up and will share the recipe later in the week.
B3 came home with his army cadets uniform on Wednesday night.
He was supposed to get it a couple of weeks ago, but time prevented it happening, but he finally got it last week.
For those who tried guessing what my little sneak peak was-
it is a new outdoor kitchen.
There are just a couple of little things I want done and then I will show you all the details.
We worked on getting the area cleaned up and putting things in the cupboards and a couple of decorative things- see the chalkboard.
VCH enjoyed cooking Saturday night's BBQ up there.
The weekend also saw the end of an era when we ripped out the swings and cubby house.
The swing set was built by the previous owners so has probably been up there for 18 years or so.
We added our own cubby, removed from our previous house and connected it to the fort on the side of the swings with a bridge.
The children and their friends have spent many hours playing in there.
Unfortunately the timber on the swings was rotting and the swings themselves had seen better days.
The cubby was also looking worse for where after the various renovations it had received from certain children mainly B1 and B4 over the years.
Now they have stopped playing in it, it was a good time to pull it down.
In the mean time I am looking for another swing set on Gumtree that the younger kids and visitors can use until they grow too big!
But as usual here at five brothers one sister we have plans for this space.
Another job I was able to tackle was planting out this garden.
We have been waiting for some dry weather so that VCH could get some topsoil for the garden,
thankfully with a bit of sunshine it was dry enough to collect.
I want to have an eclectic, redeemed, flower garden and I am using some bed-ends I found on the side of the road and a few other things to help me.
Here is The Girl as we found her late yesterday afternoon.
Certainly an interesting sleeping position!
I will be back with some roadside finds and that sponge cake recipe to share later this week!