I had my first meeting with my new Mentor on Tuesday, and that turned out to be very useful. It has given me a focus on what to do, and via her network, a means to do it, so I am following up on some leads, and will report progress as and when it happens.
At home, Maggot 2's bedroom if finally redecorated, just in time for his 9th birthday celebrations, the approaching of which has caused much excitement in him.
We now have our "play area" at the end of the garden, to address the area that, due to the trees, never had any grass on it. This area has now been cleared, weed-killed, membraned, surrounded by sleepers and filled with wood chip. It has made a great difference to a big tatty corner, and is this the next step in the normalising or our jungle. We also have a tyre on the rope swing, and some climbing shapes* to add to the tree.
We have also had to purchase a new trampoline net. In memory of the Captain Pugwash episode when the captain wanted to remove the annoyoing pillar in his cabin, LO thought it would be a good idea to remove the section of net with the annoying hole in it, but cutting out the whole section. Needless to say, that section held the poles, and therefore the other sections, in place, so the whole net collapsed.
I plan to really crack on with the decorating this weekend. I want to have all the walls painted, and have started the enormous task of undercoating and then glossing 6 doors, a loft hatch and several miles of skirting, plus a bannister and, just to put the cherry on the top, the whole wood-clad side of the stairs. Phew, that really is going to keep me busy for a while.
I hope you have a great weekend, speak next week.
*Part of Maggot 2's present stash.