Maybe today I will get a chance to plant my hanging baskets and then relax in our lovely garden hammock.
The hammock that started life as a trampoline.
At least that was what No.3 Child wanted us to buy back in 2007 - a trampoline. All her friends had one. She was the only child in the whole universe that didn't have one. However, we were reluctant to buy one as we felt a) that she was getting a bit too old for a trampoline and would soon lose interest, b) that a decent sized one would take up too much room in the garden, killing off the grass if it wasn't moved regularly (how?!!) and c) that they're no good for drinking wine on!
Ever one to compromise, she suggested a hammock as an alternative which was much more acceptable, if less bouncy. We found the on-line store Hammock Heaven and invested in a "double" hammock that would take several children at once knowing full well what would happen when the children's friends visited! Of course it arrived during a typically wet week and there was no prospect of it being constructed in the garden for days! So like good parents, who have already disappointed their daughter once, we built it indoors in the living room!!
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Child No.3 does still occasionally ask for a trampoline for the garden - but of course now that we have a hammock there's no room!!
This story was brought to you in conjunction with Siân's Storytelling Sundays - find more June tales here. Thanks for stopping by :D
P.S. the Counterfeit Kit for June went live today over on the CKCB - come back tomorrow to see the details of what I shopped my stash for :D