Beaulieu visit

The 1st Chandlers Ford BB visited Beaulieu motor museum today. The weather was fantastic and the group enjoyed the museum, the monorail, the bus, and the Top Gear experience! We also arrived on the first day of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang exhibition, so lots of information and memorabilia. It was a brilliant day!

How does your garden grow?

The wildlife garden is developing well, and we’ve just added a new raised vegetable bed. In the first, we’re growing potatoes and raspberries; the second will be used by the anchor and junior sections. The compost we bought was kindly discounted by George Beckett nurseries. We’ve also cut a section or turf away to form a bed for wild flowers to grow, including wild flower seeds provided free by Kew Gardens and cosmos and poppy seeds from Brian’s garden. We’ve also placed our “certified wildlife garden” sign from the (American) National Wildlife Federation to show that the area is designed to attract as much wildlife as possible.

Reindeer

Three teams, three Christmas reindeer made from balloons…

The judges (leaders and parents) voted that number 2, the big yellow reindeer, was the winner (by just one point)!