Archive for 10/04/2013

Making a summer shower

Link to instructions on how to use empty milk bottles to create watering devices that are gentle on the plants and good for children to use (as opposed to hosing everyone in the class or straining with /getting feet wet with watering cans….)

Chas Spain

Had loads of visits to the blog on Tuesday and thought I’d ‘gone viral’. Then realised it was possibly my dad because I’d just sent him the link.

Thanks so much though to everyone else who has visited recently and for all those who have left kind and happy comments.

Another addition here to the Red Bank – which I last took some pics of in spring. This time there are geraniums, sedums and roses in flower. All the roses came from cuttings from the one bush.

As before, the effort in relation to the garden is all down to my parents – I just took the photo – and pinched my Dad’s nice Nikon to do it. (As you can see I still need quite a bit of practise, but I was happy with the geranium shot.)

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Love Outdoor Play

Ernie AllisonI’m not sure what happened, but it seems as though people have started living their lives through screens instead of through day to day interactions. Instead of talking to someone face to face, a text or an email is sent. The issue only seems to be magnified in the younger generations. Kids play video games instead of riding bikes. They sit on social media outlets such as Facebook instead of going outside and playing with their friends. What happened to the simple joys of playing outdoors? I’m not saying that all technology is bad and that we should get rid of anything that has a screen, but there has to be a balance in the lives of our kids as well as our own.

It is our responsibility as adults to encourage kids of all ages to take a break from technology and to interact with their surrounding and natural environment…

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