As we step that little bit closer to summer there is finally a little colour in the garden. I think my favourite at the minute are the elegant stems of Solomon's Seal- I love its nodding bell-like flowers. The boys are spending an ever increasing amount of time in the garden. Their bikes and go-carts are left out on the grass, scattered reminders of childhood and all its innocence. We added another swing to the mix (from Ikea). No game consoles, no Playstation, no Wii, no iPad. Just outdoors, dogs, bikes, wellies, mud, stones to make cavemen fires, swings, rope ladders. I am not saying it's all laughter and fun but it is childhood. A proper one, without the pressures of trying to fit into an adult world.