Today is mammoth weekend post full of variety and fun. Firstly, on Saturday we went to try and finish jobs on the cabin. We have painted the inside of this one. We wished we had painted the inside of the last one but once the furniture was in we couldn't be bothered to move everything again. This colour is called seagrass by Ronseal.
We also varnished the floor (again we wished we had done it before) it means that the we can go in and out with muddy boots so it dries and brushes off.
I lost my fabric bunting in the storms that ripped the previous cabin to bits but I have strung up my crochet flowers which look great.
The kitchenette survived alongside the general camping paraphernalia so that is all still really functional for hot drinks, easy meals and toast.
The girls got all of their washed cosy bed stuff out of the bin bags and loved messing around on the bunk beds. Bloke rigged the solar panel back up so we have lights again.
There is just the log burner to go but I am still a bit apprehensive about lifting heavy stuff at the moment because I had a bad back a while ago and don't want to risk anything stupid. We need to invite some friends to come and join us for a sit in the sunshine and work as a team to lift it but we don't need it just yet anyway.
The outside of this one is different, a lower roof this time without the chalet overhang which catches the wind. We still need to finish painting the outside. All in all we are mighty chuffed with our hard work and thankful to those who have helped put it up - you know who you are!!Everything is really green, including the ever growing pondweed, but we still managed to do some pond dipping.
The tadpoles have legs, then we caught two of these huge things - a dragonfly nymph of some description which was about 12cm long.
I took the girls round the pond for a mooch. Little M loves looking for the seething tadpole masses and then waiting for dragonflies to land on her; she considers it a wasted trip if one doesn't land on her arm.
On Saturday evening we went to a music festival in our village/town to listen to live music, have a dance, meet friends and generally have a late night with the children. That is a sweaty Megan after dancing to 'Hang the DJ' by The Smiths gone 10pm on Saturday night.
On Sunday, Big Sis was singing in a choir on the second festival day. She is quite shy so it was a good chance to be with others to perform on the big stage.
I was performing too with my Tribal Belly dance friends unfortunately it was raining for one spot and my tie dye skirt was rapidly soaking up water! But it was fun anyway.
Do you know, I am absolutely wiped out today, kind of glad it is raining!
Have a good weekend? Jo x