2 for 1 Saturdays continue… First up the Gallery, where I get a chance to take random photos. Then the Kindness Club, where I get a chance to think about how I am teaching values to my children. I will always try and fulfil the prompt with the help of Red Ted and Pip Squeak!
We are back at the Gallery this weekend. The theme being “Nature”. Nature is indeed wonderful and inspiring. I am particularly taken each year, how out of “seemingly” nothing my vegetable garden grows. From this black patch of earth. A tiny seed. A little care (but not much) and a couple of month’s later, as if by magic. Green. Fruit. Veg. And then, when we are done with it, it goes back to that black patch of earth. Magic. Nature at its best!
As Green & Black’s is sponsoring The Gallery this week. I let them inspire me to take these photos:
From the BLACKness that is our compost…
comes this beautiful GREENness that is the underside of the leaf of our huge courgette plant.
Isn’t nature amazing? That from Black can come Green?
The Kindness Club
This week’s challenge at Susie’s Kindness Club, is to do something nice for a neighbour. You really must go over to her site and read the prompt - as she has some very thought provoking comments as to why she picked this as a topic – reading her prompts are as inspirational as the acts themselves.
Now, I have to say, that we are VERY LUCKY indeed, we have some wonderful neighbours all around that we get on very well with. We regularly pop round for coffees, chats, to use the, erm, stove or to briefly “offload” a child whilst something urgent needs to be done. My family have benefited hugely in terms of clothes and toys, and I am not kidding when I say that this has impacted our monthly finances noticeably. My “meagre” offerings in return are muffins, granola bars (at Nr 10) and the a wee bit of baby sitting (at Nr 9 and Nr 14). But before I feel too humbled, I would like to say, that I did “try” from the word go and when we moved in almost 4 years ago, that Christmas I brought them all some homemade Austrian Cookies as a means of introducing ourselves. Maybe that small gestured helped bring about the generosity that followed? I don’t know. But I like baking and I like sharing.
So today, Red Ted and I made some more of our “famous” Yoghurt Pot muffins (the photo are said muffins, minutes after coming out of the oven). We have eaten half, but tomorrow I will take some round to Nr 10 (sadly Nr 14 is on holiday). I was worried that “continuing” to be nice to the neighbours I know well, wasn’t quite enough and that I should venture further afield (but I am scared of scarring the widow at Nr 13, I have been racking my brains about what I can do for her for months now), but decided that actually, this is ok. I have great neighbours and not only do they deserve a muffin, but a whole post to tell them how lovely they are. This is to you, Nr 10, Nr 14 and Nr 9. You know you are. And my world wouldn’t be the same without you!
More cookies and cakes coming your way in the years to come…