Since H was taught how to ride a bike our weekends have included a bit of bike riding practice. We’re keen to build his confidence and stamina. This was the first time we managed to persuade him to ride somewhere other than the car park where he learnt. The car park was great, but it involved getting in the car every time and we have lovely parks on the doorstep. Also, we need to get him a bigger bike which will be harder to get into the car, so we were keen to wean him off it. The downside of the parks is that they aren’t as flat as the car park and H has had to start building up his leg muscles. I guess that will get a bit easier when we get him a bike with gears too.
The other feature of our weekends is gardening. This year the garden is really starting to come together and we have more fruit and vegetables planted than ever before. We tried a test harvest of our garlic last weekend, but it’s not quite ready yet. We got given a lot of garlic bulbs to plant for Christmas, so we’ll soon be eating lots of garlicky things.
This week was sports day as well, but I didn’t get any pictures of that – I had a great spot for watching the finish, but it wasn’t so good for taking pictures of H without a load of other kids in the shot. It was also H’s school strings concert. H and the other pupils learning strings instruments gave a little concert for the parents and the juniors. H did a solo piece and took part in some joint pieces. He has done so well with his cello this year and I think he’ll be continuing next year.
Wednesday I had a day out with Mornflake. I’ll be blogging about that next week, but it was a delightful event to go to. We got whisked away for breakfast in a marquee in the middle of an oat field with all the dishes being based around oats. This lovely bircher muesli was the stand out dish for me. It was such a hot day though and going round the mill and the factory was like being in a sauna. It was great to catch up with lots of other bloggers though and meet some new people.