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  • The Summer Holiday 'I'm Bored' Jar

    Dawn Isaac on 17 Jul 2014 at 04:28 PM

    I'm bored collage

    As Charles Caleb Colton once wrote, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"... or in other words, I've totally nicked this idea from someone.  

    Yes, a month or so ago a friend shared a link to the Somewhat Simple website and its 'Mom I'm Bored' Jar.  I've since found these all over the place in various different guises but the core of the notion is the same: stockpile a load of ideas to keep the children entertained when bordeom sets in, add these to a container and then throw in a few chores just to create a sense of jeopardy when they venture to dip in their hand

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  • How to plant a lettuce ball

    Dawn Isaac on 01 Jul 2014 at 01:41 PM

    Lettuce ball with front cover
    My veg growing this year has taken something of a Darwinian turn.  Forget carefully chosen produce and well planned beds, it has been much more a case of 'survival of the fittest'.

    This is all thanks to those pesky slugs and snails (I have many more appropriate adjectives I could use there, but I shall resist).  They have demolished almost every crop - and sadly seem particularly fond of lettuce which is making our salads a little bare

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