The life of a runner, mother, radiopharmacist and vicar's wife – that's me!
I woke up to drizzle. Is it really mid June? It doesn’t feel like it. I had hoped to go running but I didn’t really want to get wet. I hoped it would stop raining, which didn’t look likely.
The kids wanted to put a tent up in the garden – in the rain? I figured that out front room was probably big enough for the tent so we put it up there instead. They got their sleeping bags and toys and put them inside.
I didn’t actually run all that well but it was Ok and I got a bit quicker towards the end and finished 1 second faster than the last time I did the route. However, in spite of doing exactly the same route, the app recorded it as 6.23 miles this time and 6.32 miles last time! So it reckoned I ran slower this time. Oh well. The good thing was that the rain held off and I didn’t get wet.
As the sun actually made an appearance this afternoon, we took Naomi’s friend down to the river. For some reason the friend decided that it would be a good idea to paddle in the river with her shoes on! I’ve had to put them out in the sun to dry. I hope they’ve dried off a bit before her mum picks her up.
I want to put my tomato plants out in the garden so I bought some canes and string. However, when I got back home I realised that there wasn’t really anywhere suitable to plant them. There is a bit of mud at the end of the path but it seems like it is just covering the path that meets the wall. Peter investigated with a spade and it certainly seems that this is the case. Anyway, Daniel was keen to get a piece of the action and got very muddy. However, since neither of the other two children have shown any interest in gardening, I am keen not to quash this burgeoning interest.
Once Daniel had started playing in the mud, everybody else wanted to get involved so now I have 4 muddy children and a rather nice mud cake. Also Naomi can cross number 13 off her list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 from the National Trust (make a mud pie).
To solve my tomato plant problem, I decided to buy a big grow bag. Hopefully that will do the trick.