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  • NGS open garden: the kids' version

    Dawn Isaac on 12 Jun 2012 at 02:42 PM

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    So we survived our first NGS opening relatively unscathed.

    In all honesty I would have liked more visitors, but considering we were all wrapped up in jumpers and one person was designated the role of “holding onto the gazebo so it doesn’t actually fly off’, we probably did OK


  • Over-sized sunhats, cake and catching the light

    Dawn Isaac on 02 Jun 2012 at 11:17 PM

    It’s been nearly eight years since I dragged my husband and baby daughter away from the dubious delights of Shepherd’s Bush into what we might loosely call "The Country”. (I like to pretend it’s properly "The Country" but we’re only two miles from a Waitrose and two minutes from the A1 so let's face it, we’re hardly talking rural isolation.)

    Why? Because I wanted a bigger garden (and there was that drugs incident which I won’t go into here…