I had every intention of writing this post earlier but got caught up with the hum of life. We did however spend some time this past week baking, mending and gardening together. I baked biscuits with my youngest and my husband worked with my daughter to bake bread and make pizza dough. Both of my children as they do each week put all of the toppings on the pizza. Pizza making is part of our Sunday rhythm.
I also spent some time with my daughter over a couple of days mending some items around the home. We keep a ‘mending basket’ of items that need to be tended to at some stage. Mending isn’t easy work for my daughter (or myself) but it’s satisfying to meaningfully contribute at home. My daughter mended her teddy which she found easy enough but struggled a bit mending one of our cushions. I was there to help when needed. Over the weekend we spent some time at a garden centre where my two children chose some plants to take home with us. They were given a little bit of money each from their Great Grandmother as we call her to spend on themselves and they chose to get some more plants for our courtyard space. My daughter was especially keen to get some flowers for her ‘fairy garden’ that she has been wanting to make. In the end they chose two types of flowers, two types of herbs and some gardening gloves. The little bit of money left went into their savings money box.