It’s been rather splendid here on the extremely sunny Isle and we have been making the most of where we are with walks, trips to the pub on balmy evenings and a visit from two out of three of the small people.
Raspberry picking was the first order of the day and The Eldest Girl having announced that this was to be her future career set to with gusto. The only problem was that the lure of the eating of the raspberry proved far greater than the picking of…
She thought it was hilarious
The Small Boy was too absorbed in other things to take much notice of these shenanigans
And so we decided, having exhausted the raspberry supply, to go and have a look at the horses up the lane
There was a caterpillar found, named Gerry and duly traipsed all the way home
There was also the following conversation with the EG
EG: Nanny what are those?
Me: Molehills. The moles push up the earth when they’re tunnelling under the ground.
EG (looking thoughtful) : Do they have mole kings and queens do you think?
Me: I’m sure they probably do.
EG: So where do they get their crowns from then?
Me: I can’t believe you don’t know that.
EG (in a “you’re being a smartarse” voice): So where do they get them then.
Me: From the mole crown shop OF COURSE.
EBG (witheringly and with rolled eyes): Oh you ARE silly Nanny.
And so on that note we went home to play in the garden and look at bugs and ask a billion questions. The EG is fascinated by all things creepy crawly and there are any number of poor creatures picked up, examined and rehomed miles from where they began. I’ve been teaching her the names of plants and flowers which she pretty much remembers and she’s got a bug book to identify things which she assures me she has seen all of…
The small boy is more interested in being Batman and generally making merry
And playing on the swing and asking a billion more questions
It’s been a great summer so far and the garden has come into its own for running about in (them) and flaking out in (me).
Today will be a day of hedge cutting and tidying up (knackered back and shoulder permitting) and hopefully the weather will last for a bit longer so that we can all feel that we’ve absorbed some rays and vitamin D and feel better for it.
Madam Rainbow is ambivalent about the heat. On one hand she’s not keen on the very hot days, on the other it is a great excuse for constant snoozing
She is a lazy baggage!
And so another week looms. Rehearsals, work, gardening and maybe a wee trip to a place that sells wine might be in order (and I don’t mean the supermarket). We also need to sort a break out in the autumn when the holiday let is quiet and we can draw breath. Phew!
Enjoy Dear Reader. Enjoy!