Thursday, 16 July 2009
I haven't had much time to post just lately what with the end of term actvities piling onto us and a busy workroom to 'manage' (and yes, I do use the term loosely). Still, we are almost there: not-so-little Lucy has her final day at her lovely school on Friday, September bringing the much dreaded move to 'big' school - though only dreaded by me I hasten to add. Lucy is full of excitement, sadness and total exhaustion as she also has one of the leads in the end of term play which takes place today. Hankies at the ready then!
And then...The Holidays! Woohoo! I can't wait and have so much I want to do: campfires in the garden as the twilight settles, weather permitting of course;
endless trips to the beach for swimming and diving and snorkelling, or lazing with a book or rockpool scavenging or....
game playing around the kitchen table on duller days. Just the chance to have them home, not hurl them through the door after a stressful session of 'where's your bag/shoes/coat?'. I'm sure you know the scene.
Don't get me wrong. There will be times when the mess that goes hand-in-hand with the holidays drives me crazy and times when the stress of needing to work on the business yet not miss out on the family scene will make my neck stiff with stress
BUT mostly Davey and I absolutely love the summer holidays and the chance to just be with our children.
The chance to sort through the clothes cupboards so that fashion faux pas such as these no longer take place (think those pjs may be too small don't you?)
and I'm not even going there on big sister's borrowed slippers and hat.
Time to chat to the older ones home from Uni or popping by from work, to hear their plans and funny stories from their day or listen to them messing about with friends who stop by, another plate added to the table as they drag another chair up to make room for just one more.
To cook up yummy meals with our own herbs and vegetables...
A chance to potter in the garden and note the apples slowly turning colour, webs glistening in the rain-rinsed sunlight.
To watch summer move gently into autumn and grasp the flowers while they last
Taking it easy where possible will be the order of each day. I love that sea and salt result in this beach-hair look so typical of holidays. Bless her.
Yes, hooray for having the children back and having them all to ourselves for a while. Let the squabbles be few and the fun be plenty (fingers crossed, eh?). And who knows, if the rain stops for a bit I may even manage to take some new photos!
Have a good day x