Sunday, 14 September 2014



Last weekend the rash on Gabe's chest turned into clusters of tiny blisters so we took him to A&E . It's just at the end of the street so we didn't have far to go.

He was diagnosed with 'Shingles' which we were told could either spread all over his body and be really painful or 'fingers crossed' could stay in one spot and not be too bad.

It is contagious but only by touch so the school said he couldn't come back until all the blisters had scabbed over.

Luckily it didn't spread so that meant we could spend some time down the park..... I think he kind of liked being off school just me and him.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Queen Anne's Lace

Such a beautiful plant and did you know that it's edible ?

It's recommended that you use a first year plant but the thin woody roots can be used in soups, stews and for making teas.The leaves can be chopped and tossed in a salad as can the flowers which can also be fried. The aromatic seed can also be used for flavouring soups or stews.

You learn something new every day.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

The Last Day..........

Monday was the last day of the school holidays . It was still warm and very overcast but we went to the beach.

After a breakfast of bacon sandwiches we went to see what we could find.

I think we did pretty good .......