We spent the weekend at my parents. They live in St Albans, a city in Hertfordshire, just north of London. I love St Albans. The park and cathedral area is so pretty and I love to mooch around the town. Although I must say, mooching with a toddler in a pram, on market day, along the cobbles is not that much fun :/
What I love best about St Albans is the chance to just hang out with my parents at their home. They have an absolutely beautiful garden and I want to share some of the photos I took. Mum and Dad have always been really keen gardeners, and the generally just know what they are doing! I am the complete opposite and pretty much anything I touch in the garden ends up dead. If we finally move, I vow to take more of an interest in the garden. This is what I aspire to have too 🙂 And this photo below is only HALF of the garden!
And here are some of the veggie garden. It is just beautiful. I daren’t post any of my veggies at the moment – they are shrivelled up and covered in cat piss. Yay.
The highlight of the weekend was watching b help granddad unearth potatoes. It was completely magical and I think these photos capture the moment perfectly 🙂
And here is what we cooked up with our yummy haul! Little b absolutely loved digging for the potatoes and he loved helping nana pick herbs to go with our meal. It was such a treat for him because we haven’t really grown anything in our garden. We get full on sunshine all day and things just shrivel and die, I know I know, give them water. I do! They still die :/
Anyways, I am well aware of the benefits of growing our own and not just from a growing food perspective, but from a learning opportunity for b. He was so chuffed when he dug up those potatoes and I think it’s brilliant to get them involved at a young age. If/when we move, we are certainly putting in some veggie beds like nana has and we are growing our own veggies.