Becksie’s parents (aka Grandad and Mammar Gray) have been married for 34 years today! Wow what an achievement! What an inspiration!
Ian and Becksie have very nearly been married for two years and already in those two years there has been a million occasions where both parties have been frustrated and entered into ‘polite’ discussion with the other so……. goodness knows how many times this has occurred in 34 years!!
So…… what do you get to celebrate such an occasion? Well google tells us traditionally 34 years is your opal anniversary so……….as we can’t afford a beautiful collection of gem stones or a new foreign Vauxhall, it’s easy ……..starbursts (are they opal fruits to everyone else still too)!!!!!
Boooo……. it didn’t work (as in they didn’t win not that they forgot who we are).
And just so they weren’t too sad when they lost we (well Becksie) made a batch of french breakfast muffins.
As the weather was so lovely (again…… we think we’ve found the summer) we all sat in the garden and a certain small person had a heap of fun in her paddling pool – some bigger people may have also joined in.
As an extra bit of fun Ian decided to make Lizzie a homemade sprinkler to play with (although we realised after we could have used Grandad’s proper sprinkler but…… where’s the fun in that). So……… in case you fancy making a cheap and fun summer toy or…… if you need a sprinkler to help with your gardening then…….. here is what you need and how to do it!
Push the end of a hosepipe through the hole in the lid.
Turn on the tap and……
PS – make sure you check you’re not subject to a hosepipe ban 😉
PPS – Best to get a responsible adult to help with this make