With the summer holidays just over a week away, the kids and I are now on countdown. We’ve already enjoyed a month or more of super sunshine and we are now revved up and ready for routine to fly from the window.
I’m no longer pushing J nor E to sit and work upon reading, writing or maths during the evenings, instead I’ve given them free time to enjoy being outdoors and to make the best of the sunshine (before the rain arrives come the moment school shuts for the summer).
I finally ordered and received two new sun-loungers which have since been placed upon the decking.…
Theres one thing for sure about our son J, he adores animals and is batty about his basset hounds. Molly, our eldest and rather arthritic basset hound is rather lame on her legs these days, she often has accidents around the house and at times caring for her can be quite the challenge.
With J being a kid I’d expected for him to be pretty grossed out by Molly’s ‘mop required moments’ but he is far from it. He appreciates each and every day with his beloved hound, he doesn’t care less whether she has the odd accident, whether she’s half blind, half deaf and a little on the stinky side.…
Like most of the UK we have been baking in the heat for the past couple of weeks. Although we are sun lovers and like to make the most of the good weather, there comes a point when a person can have too much sun and I think point is right about now.
The kids have spent hours running in and out of the paddling pool over the past few days and whilst they are greatly enjoying all the outdoor entertainment, they too are beginning to tire of the heat. This evening however we managed to acquire a fan, this has already made a massive difference to our comfort whilst indoors and I’m hoping it may help us all to sleep easy.…
Whilst I was busy enjoying a beach ride, my children were just around the corner at the next beach taking a stroll with our rather beautiful basset hounds.
Much like myself, Molly and Maisy are rather partial to a plod along the shore. Both J & E love to take their leads and to show off our hounds by walking them here, there and everywhere. They may be rather smelly and incredibly noisy dogs but we love them despite their drooling, their barmy barking, Maisy’s love for shoes and their total ignorance towards our personal space.
The kids love going for a wander on the shore, we have mounds of seashells and pebbles that the kids have collected and carefully placed in the borders of our garden, I’ve yet to make it back from the beach without a souvenir which requires painting or sticking to something.…
Gosh, it’s so lovely to finally get back into the swing of blogging again. I’ve still got a fair amount of posts, reviews and other things to catch up with but there’s no rush. I’m no longer putting any pressure on myself to do anything, I plan to take life one step at a time and to enjoy the here and the now as much as I possibly can.
Our little lady is such a diva, she’s recently started dance lessons at the local dance school and already we’ve collected her a leotard, ballet shoes and as of tomorrow evening we should be able to complete her collection with a brand, spanking new pair of tap shoes all ready for her next lesson.…