Just what is up with this weather?!? 

Not that I’m complaining (although a little advanced fake tan notice would have been nice for my glow-in-the-dark legs), as it’s been lovely to get outside, breathe in some fresh air, and shake off the winter cobwebs. 

I’d bought this paint-your-own birdhouse for Big Sis a few weeks ago, but every time she asked to paint I fobbed her off because… because… ah hell, I’ll just be honest – I couldn’t bear cleaning up all the paint mess afterwards. 

But the warm weekend weather meant she could get outside and get stuck in. 

I bought the kits (a plain wood birdhouse, with a paintbrush and six paints) for just £3.50 from Big Sis’s playgroup, which I thought was really reasonable, especially considering it kept her entertained for a good hour. And the group gets a percentage of every sale to go towards their planned garden renovation, so it’s a win win!

So here’s how our avian art panned out:

Isn’t it cute?? I can’t wait to hang it up in our completed garden.

Now, as they say in France, ‘Bring on Zee Birdies!!’*

* NB: they don’t really say that in France. 


  1. AlexanderResidence - March 27, 2012

    I know a little girl who would love this 🙂  Looks like she really enjoyed painting it.

  2. Honest Mum - March 28, 2012

    What a gorgeous bird house. I too would have loved some fake tan notice. My scarily white legs can be seen in space!

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