On a hot summer’s day, there are a few ingredients necessary for a fantastic afternoon of fun and frolics. You will need one paddling pool filled with water, three small children, enough barbecue food to feed an army, wine, beer and most importantly a brother who still thinks that he’s 8.
Here they are
There is not much more to add except that there were a huge amount of soakings, an awful lot of shrieking and races to hurl oneself into said paddling pool (them not me). But most of all there were lots of smiles and lots and lots of laughs.
See what I mean about the brother….
In other news, me and the tiddly toddler had a little gardening session yesterday. There were peaches
And she was very proud of her ‘matoes.
We looked at the butterflies flitting round the veg patch, sniffed all the herbs and she did some diggin’ Nanny. Simple stuff but on a lovely July day, what else would you want to be doing? I have such fond memories of being in my Nan’s garden and learning the names of the plants and the butterflies that I feel the need to pass it all on. They’ll probably reach critical mass shortly and want to know no more but I like to think that they’ll think of me fondly in years to come.
And so there you have it Dear Reader. The weekend that was. We had such a lovely time on Saturday with nothing more than a drop of water and some clearly inherited family madness.
And do you know what? I wouldn’t have it any other way :0)