Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Beach Days and Blackfairies.
Another sunny day yesterday, another day on the beach. It hazed over from time to time and the breeze was chilly, but we all managed a swim nonetheless. Let me tell you, that sea was freezing! I'm sure it was warmer a couple of months ago.
Of course, the youngest ones insisted it 'wasn't too bad'...huh. Isabella finally consented to wearing her beach robe and felt my hat would help to keep the worst of the chills away.
About the only time the sweet child has happily posed for photographs I think.
Today was cooler with a light drizzle first thing. Jobs at home seem the way to go until the sun reappeared late afternoon. Isabella, Lucy and I headed off for some blackberry foraging, leaving Daddy and Elias to put in the new lighting in the kitchen...hurrah! No more gloom (though of course now we need to decorate as the unbelievably sorry state of the room has been brought to light).
The blackfairies (yes, Isabella still calls them that) in our usual patch seem late this year, but we picked plenty for an apple and blackberry crumble.
I absolutely love pictures of fruits and nuts, and that whole autumnal 'season of mists and mellow fruitfulness' thing - yes, I know it's supposed to be summer and it certainly isn't mellow in the right way, but you know what I mean.
A little rest for Lucy as the breeze carried her dreams away.
The light was so flat and dull, but it was good to get outside and walk.
Please note the empty box
Isabella ate as she picked and thus her box remained determinedly lacking in the fruit department.
Home once more and the lighting is done, Isabella has long since fallen asleep snuggled in her bed, two children are playing Monopoly on the sitting room floor, and Dave and I are about to sit down with a glass of last year's blackberry vodka...lovely.
Have fun x