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My daughter finished painting the interior of our pirate's chest today, after I had drilled drainage holes in the base. Want to get this planted up at the weekend with our themed bedding plants, which are ready for planting out now.



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Great pic....,
drainage holes ? just how much paint did Eilidh use ? ;o)

8 Jul, 2010

 

Should have tried drilling the holes with her in the box - a great magician's trick, LOL!! No paint went down the holes, Tt, The mega surplus soaked into her clothes, which were all "past their best" items of mine, lol!!

8 Jul, 2010

 

Lol. Your old clothes ?
... a whole new meaning to recycling in the garden ;o)

8 Jul, 2010

 

Yes, have even put those into the chest to act as drainage and save on the amount of compost needed to fill, lol! Even then, she managed to get her bare bits covered in paint, so may take me some time to eradicate all traces of black gloss from the bath! More a case of "Curse of the Black Ring", rather than "Pearl", Hehe!!!! I don't care, she had great fun!

8 Jul, 2010

 

:o))) Lol...

8 Jul, 2010

 

Fabulous photo such fun great bit of recycling too I hope your pretty crew member and bath tub survived the dreaded black stuff Cap'n :o)

8 Jul, 2010

 

aww lovely photo David

9 Jul, 2010

 

How wonderful great photo lovely to see her joining in.

9 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks, folks.

Yes, Neellan, both survived and are white again, lol!

10 Jul, 2010

 

Ah glad to hear it white is good :o)

10 Jul, 2010

 

How did I miss this? What a lovely photo of a very busy little body! Glad to hear she didn't have to go back to school with black spots all over her :)

11 Jul, 2010

 

Even better, Gee - no school to go back to!! Our school hols are earlier than your own. They broke off on 2nd July, get only 6 weeks nowadays, go back mid-August, but then get 2 weeks off in October, which is great, too. :-))

11 Jul, 2010

 

How nice to have the school holidays spread out a bit, David. Enjoy :)

11 Jul, 2010

 

Will do, Gee, Thank You! I finished work on 2nd, too, and not back until 21st, so having a lot of fun and days out. Beauty of October is that we all have our birthdays during that break, and October here is perfect for a few days away, so tend to wait till then to "go away". One week usually coincides with main half-term, but, the beauty of having the 2 weeks to play with, means we can avoid the expensive week. Having said this, we are having a few days just before school resumes, near Aviemore, which is one of the children's (and my) favourite outdoor "playgrounds". Got a cottage through a work colleague for only £75 for 4 nights' hire, so was too good to miss out on - can't wait! :-))

11 Jul, 2010

 

Wow, David, what a bargain holiday! I vaguely remember visiting Aviemore, I think it was aboaut 40 odd years ago!!

12 Jul, 2010

 

Lovely to see your daughter having a go at painting ye olde tresure chest. Are ye going to fill it with ye golden flowers and foliage?
Ye dreaded black spot.........Hope ye put the right flag up while ye painted.
Hope you have a super time with your children David. The time and length of the school holidays in Scotland sounds good to me. October can be a really good month weatherwise. The Cottage sounds lovely and gives you plentuy of freedom to come and go. Take care and have fun!!

13 Jul, 2010

 

fantastic picture!~

13 Jul, 2010

 

A lot more to do there now, Gee, so we usually have a short break there, either easter, Summer, or the October hols. love October, Linda. Arrgh, I never thought of ye dreaded Black Spot, me mind were more intent on the black tide line in the bath!!!! Glad we chose black for the chest, now. :-))

Almost finished planting up now. looks like she could be standing in a hole in the ground inside the box, Arlene. :-)))

13 Jul, 2010

 

What a great little helper Eilidh is David .....if she,d like a job...... I have a lot of things needing a coat of paint......

13 Jul, 2010

 

Great little worker, every garden should have one:-)

15 Jul, 2010

 

Hi Janette :-))

By the time Eilidh's finished getting everything "ship-shape" here, she'll have served her apprenticeship. You can have her - for 6 pieces o' eight, 25 doubloons and 30 ducats, lol!

15 Jul, 2010

 

lol thort that was a new kind of treshire

15 Jul, 2010

 

A little treasure worth every ducat, doubloon and pieces o' eight :o)

15 Jul, 2010

 

SOLD!!!!! As if.........LOL! :-))))

15 Jul, 2010

 

Lol :o)

16 Jul, 2010



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