Friday, 4 May 2012

Keeping busy.

It's funny to look at these photos that we took today. The session doesn't look busy. But it was! There are 26 families signed in on our sheet, many of whom have two kids. So we must have had over 30 kids there today! It felt completely crazy busy....but the photos look idyllic!

The group is going from strength to strength. We had some amazingly good funding news today, meaning we now have the money to purchase our own fire pit (the one we use is borrowed) along with a clear tarp to replace the cloche cover we are currently using! And there will be plenty left over to see us through the winter months with numbers slightly lower given the weather and illness etc. Although to be honest the weather these last few weeks has been far worse than it ever was during the winter!

These last few weeks have been yielding seven or so new families every week! Finally we are also getting a much higher return rate, and it has been really exciting to see people coming back and getting to know them better. We will try and get the 'let's go out and play' contact list fully running in the next week or so....then all we need is a bit of summer!! Feel free to get out in the garden over the weekend and do a sunshine dance or two! We are sooooo bored of rain and mud now!


  1. So delighted on the funding front, congratulations & I'm a little bit jealous that you are going to get a fire pit! I often found our mornings in the forest were the most relaxed ones ever, thanks for sharing these wonderful photos, Kierna

  2. This is great news. The photos are helpful - I thoroughly recommend a clear tarp as they are so much brighter on dull days and there's a lot of play value in them too.

    I see you have a bore pipe/drainage tube these - this is very popular with older children too.

    May your group continue to grow from strength to strength.