We had a really good visit from some community gardeners from Peterborough last Sunday - we had been very inspired by a visit to them last Summer. One of the things on our wishlist, recommended by them, was to make a mini-pond next to the main one for children to huddle around and take pond-life to and fro from the main pond. So, under expert advice from Becki, Simon dug us a pond in the mound and we cut an old black tub to shape and surrounded it with leftover playground felt. Julian than made a cover for it and we filled it with leftover gravel. We are too late for spawn this year but hopefully it will be good for other creatures later this year.