We have been making the most of our time at home and in the garden during lockdown and really loving it. When we moved into our home three years ago, the garden was so overgrown we couldn’t see where it ended; to say it needed some TLC is a huge understatement!
The photo below was taken the day we moved in. The most useful thing left in the garden was the ladder and we’ve used it lots. But an old broken canoe was also left in the garden which wasn’t so useful!
The photo below was taken after a fair amount of work had been done but it gives the scale of the amount of work that was in store for us. A post will follow showing the different stages of the project.
Over the past three years, through an enormous amount of hard work from family and friends we have finally got a beautifully big space perfect for very energetic children! The decking was finished at the end of last summer so this is the first time we’ve properly been able to make use of it. Little did we know how necessary the space would be last summer!
Eoin and I just can’t believe the transformation and how far we’ve come with this garden. We now have two plum trees, two wisterias, a rhododendron, a heebie and an apple tree! Eoin also put up a washing line for me a couple of weeks ago which is now my pride and joy!
During his paternity leave, Eoin gave himself another project and made the children a mud kitchen using palettes. It’s brilliant! Benedict, Rose and Clara absolutely love it and are getting so much fun out of it.
Finally, we succumbed to the ‘lockdown haircut’. Eoin shaved his head a couple of weeks ago… using a beard trimmer. There were some scary moments in the middle of it all when we thought the beard trimmer had stopped working. Luckily, it saw it through to the end. But Eoin is looking quite different!