For Easter this year we bought the kids some different seeds by James Wong from Suttons Seeds, planting trays and a greenhouse.
C received electric daisies which taste like fizzy sherbet and 9v batteries!
B had cucamelons which look like tiny watermelons and taste of cucumbers.
L had strawberries which taste of vanilla and pineapple.
R had tomatiloes which will taste of lime.
The weather was so stormy Easter weekend that we didn't dare put the greenhouse outside though, so it's currently by our back door in the dining room! Fingers crossed the weather continues to improve so it can go outside soon.
C's seeds have already started to grow.
Looking forward to having some tasty treats in the summer.
I'm struggling when I run with pains in my shins. My Asics are fairly old, so I've treated myself to a new pair of Gel-Pulse 7's.
The only trouble is that I've been full of cold since they arrived so I've not had chance to try them out 😢. I'm hoping that I'll be feeling up to a jog next week with R to check out the cushioning protection of the gel insole, they felt promising as I wore them around the house, but it's not quite the same thing!
I have learnt that I am a heavy footed runner and am keen to find ways to stop being so elephant like as I plod about. If anyone has any tips I'd be most grateful to hear them.
I've also found that I'm struggling with running outside. On the treadmill I can do 5K, but when I go outside I struggle to run 3K. Again any hints or tips will be most welcome.
I will post a review of the trainers once I've tried them out a few times.
So, you may remember that we joined Virgin Active back in October. R has now started to use the gym equipment on Saturday mornings with Active Crew and I've really got into my running on the treadmill.
A close friend of mine C, is also a runner and is taking her girls to run the iron run junior. A 3K muddy, obstacle run in May. I asked my lot if anyone wanted to run it with them and my boys were interested. I think B may have liked to do it but she will be on her DofE practice expedition that day.
However C is too old to run as a child. So R and I have signed up. I'm going to enquire as to whether or not he could run with us as an adult as between us we have four children and two adults so they might let him.
R and I are also going to run the Race for Life 5K with them, and I'm looking at doing a 10K with her as well!
I was training three times a week but have been lazy recently and only been going once. My new plan is to run on the treadmill on Saturday's whilst R is in Active Crew. Rest Sunday's. Take R out for a run after school on Monday's, something at the gym Tuesday's. Rest Wednesday and Thursday's. If we get time I might take the kids to the gym on Friday's again too after school.
I have run 5K once in about 50 minutes, my friend wants to do 10K in an hour. So I've got some improving to do by June, July 😨
I will keep you updated on our progress.
Okay we've had our first run outside and I managed 1.22 miles in 14.09 minutes (R beat me round)
My fabulous children bought me a UV nail light, L made me a necklace which says "Best Mum" R gave me £5 of his savings towards a camper van and C gave me some candles (not pictured) B made some cakes and brought me breakfast in bed ❤️