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Hooray, we did it!

What a beautiful bright sunny Sunday we had here today! I have spent some time out in the garden with my chickens this afternoon, cleaned their little house, put extra straw in the nest so the girls should be cosy during the week. Despite moulting, my chickens are still laying eggs which is very surprising. They sure do look funny with their bald bums and super mucky bellies as they dig around the garden in the mud! It has been raining a lot here and our soil has much clay in it, so saturated with water, it feels more like a swamp when I walked over the lawn to my compost heap.

My Light Sussex chicken called Salt

Salt is not very white at all these days 🙂

Chickens are enjoying some free ranging time

Chickens are enjoying some free ranging time

We have enjoyed some super fast food today – there is something special about a simple cheese and tomato sandwich. I have made some for late breakfast, used up the last of the cherry tomatoes supply we had.

Cheddar cheese and tomato sandwich

Freshly milled black pepper, salt, extra mature Cheddar cheese and juicy cherry tomatoes on toasted wholemeal bread – it’s heaven!

The biggest excitement of the day was sitting down with Simon and finishing the last few steps of the wooden 3D puzzle – I wrote about Part 1 of this “adventure” last Sunday. We have now finished assembling our cute little UGears wooden tram after the whole week of waiting! It did not take us long though, as all we had left to do were the rail tracks with lifting mechanisms and a few little parts on the tram itself.

Look at this little beauty!

Ugears Tram

Ugears Tram

And it all started from the little sleek white box with the four panels of wood and a booklet with the instructions.

 

Ugears tram pack

Ugears tram pack

We both have enjoyed this puzzle immensely, it is so unique and clever, and doing this kind of thing it is such a great way to spend the time together!  And it is gratifying to see all the little gears working and the tram moving up and down the track, making a satisfying clicking noise (there is a special little gear inside the tram that is responsible for making that noise!)

I would totally recommend UGears to everyone, it makes an amazing gift! I bought this set from Amazon and will surely be buying other models as both Simon and I are itching to create more! The company has now launched their UGears UK Shopify website where you can buy these amazing puzzles!

It’s back to work for us tomorrow. Have a great week ahead, everyone, and thank you for reading my blog!

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