Hanging around the garden

Just a little update post, mainly about how we have been hanging around the garden. Since Natalie did the last post about homeschooling, it’s been a few days since I’ve done anything. I’ve got plenty of ideas, but with children to entertain all day it’s not easy. I can’t stand being disturbed when I’m working, so it’s not fair to try when the kids are around. As I will just get short tempered with, it’s not there fault we are all stuck at home all day.

So what have we been doing? Like I said, it has mostly been hanging around the garden. Lily’s Grandad dropped off a pedal go cart for her, which she was extremely excited about. Jack and Lily both got to say hello to their grandparents, before they left. Which was nice, it’s the first time they’d seen any family since the lockdown began. So just getting to say Hello, was good for them.

Hanging around the garden go cart

Lily has had great fun racing the go cart around, to the point we are having a hard time getting her off it. At least she is enjoying herself. Last week I really felt like the lockdown was having an effect on her. The go cart has given her a new lease of life, over the last couple of days.

Gardening and Birds



I have been getting some gardening done. We have some big bushes in our back garden. I chopped them all down last year, but they’ve grown back quickly. They are a bit of a pain, but they seem to be a haven for Birds to make birds nests. The bushes go up against a fence and trellis, and the rest of the back garden has high walls.

It’s obviously a safe place for nesting, we had 5 nests last year. We have the first one already this year. I don’t know who enjoys watching the birds fly in and out more, me or the kids.

I’ve been quite pleased with how my gardening has been going in the front garden. It’s the best it’s looked since we’ve lived here, though it still needs quite a bit of work on it. Jack wants to help me with the gardening. He made a video of his idea of “helping”.


Perhaps I’ll persuade his to do some weeding tomorrow, but I doubt it.

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My name is Adam. I live with my partner Natalie, and our 2 children Jack and Lily. Both children are autistic, it is now my mission to show what life around autism is like. Spread the awareness and gain the acceptance that autistic people deserve.

8 thoughts on “Hanging around the garden

  • May 5, 2020 at 1:09 pm
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    It’s so good that the go-cart has had that good of an effect on her. It’s little things like that that I guess we all rely on now to keep us entertained. My partner and I have spent a lot more time in the garden since the lockdown and we’re slowly getting there too!

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    • May 5, 2020 at 9:22 pm
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      Thank you, it certainly is. The garden has been our saviour, I couldn’t imagine living in a inner city flat right now.

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  • May 5, 2020 at 2:25 pm
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    I’ve been wanting to start a garden this year! Well, more like raised garden beds for like herbs and such. But I have never done one before. I think I need to just try it out and go for it though this year!

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    • May 5, 2020 at 9:23 pm
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      Absolutely, I knew nothing about gardening when we moved into this house. I just started off and saw where it went, plenty of mistakes along the way, but it’s all part of it.

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  • May 5, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    Sounds like you have had a wonderfully busy day! Gardening is not my strong suit but maybe I should have another go at it! The weather has been amazing lately so would be nice to get outside. That go-cart looks amazingly fun!

    Em x

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    • May 6, 2020 at 2:32 pm
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      I knew absolutely nothing about gardening, I still don’t to be honest 😂 but I just got out there and went with the flow. I’m sort of getting the hang of it.

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  • May 6, 2020 at 8:21 pm
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    That go-cart looks like so much fun, Flora would love one of those but she’s too big now, sadly. And I know what you mean about the garden, I get out in ours every day and it does me the world of good, even if I’m not that productive! Lisa 🙂

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    • May 7, 2020 at 9:28 am
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      Lily just fits the go kart, I think it will only be good for this summer though unfortunately.

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