We are back from our holiday and back to work. I have taken on a few more teaching sessions for the next six weeks until the GCSEs. I am saving the extra money to buy a polytunnel for the allotment so that I can extend the growing season. Apart from an abundance of rhubarb, I have had a very special harvest. Five years ago I planted some asparagus crowns and nothing came of them. Last year I threw a load of chive seeds into what I thought was a redundant bed. Well, asparagus obviously like chives because this year it has begun poking its head through the soil. Here are my first ever two asparagus spears and more will be ready later in the week. Unfortunately, I adore asparagus but a few years ago I developed quite a violent reaction whenever I ate it, so now I am growing it just for Pete.
Easter weekend was busy preparing for teaching the following week, but we did get Easter Monday out. All my boys, their wives and my grandchildren joined us at The East Anglian Railway Museum for a Thomas the Tank Engine Event. It was a fabulous day and the kids loved it. They rode on the different trains, played in the playground, walked round the very child friendly exhibits and watched Dusty and Rusty performing their daft antics. Young Bobby was particularly taken with the model railway layouts and kept going back to watch them going round and round. My Mum and Dad joined us for our picnic. All in all, a fabulous day out, precious memories.
And finally a picture of my boys - Lads On Tour at Thomas the Tank Engine (how times change as they grow up!). I am so proud of these boys and my heart swells every time I look at this picture xxx