Everyone brightened considerably when I said we were off to the garden centre to buy some plants. Its a lovely big place wih lots of playhouses to try out, a huge shop and plant area. Oh, not forgetting the fish and water section, which luckily is not far from the toilets, as Issy almost always has to go after wandering round that bit.
We bought a bargain book on dinosaurs, a garden bird sticker book and a princess letter writing book, some bird seed. That was before we got to the plants and after I'd said we are definitely, definitely not buying anything in the shop! We spent a good couple of hours and all dithered about which plants to buy for around the pond area. Eventually with a boot load we left. Have to say Hettie had quite a good eye for choosing plants and just needs to learn a bit more about full sun, shade etc.
We had a tidy round, and went for MacDonald's, I know rubbish but I fancied it and there were no complaints. We actually got to sit in the garden and eat, and I read our read aloud's. Issy had her first piano lesson after Hettie and enjoyed it. While each one was playing the other sat with me and did some maths and english work.
Dh finally got home and we decided where to put the plants, taking a long time looking at height and spread etc, and then just bunged them in where we thought!
Friends over tomorrow, so we'll have to be up early, 1) I've got to pop to work, 2) I've got to get something for lunch and 3) Obviously I've got to tidy up as usual. Maybe we'll start getting up at 7am tomorrow after all.