Monday, 30 May 2016
and all of a sudden it is summer
How has your Bank Holiday weekend been? Ours was quite splendid. Well, maybe not so much Sam's He had exams on Friday and today. Whoever was planning the exam time table didn't look at the calendar. Richard and I have been off since Friday, although there was a little bit of fire fighting for a student's visa application.
We did a lot and nothing. We walked Jack, and generally took a free range approach to child entertainment. The weekend included a birthday party (James, not his), a cinema trip (Annie), friends for a sleepover (all kids but Sam), a gig (Richard), sewing (myself), a friend to play (Jack), a shopping trip into town (Annie), a barbecue with friends (all of us), reading and planting flowers (myself) and and an afternoon tea (also myself). I caught up with friends far and near. Sam was sleeping and studying and tonight, we celebrated the end of Sam's last exam in style with an order of Domino's pizza. His style that is. I finished the day with a nice walk along the canal with my my lovely friend and our dogs, followed by BBC Springwatch on the telly and a bowl of homemade redcurrant ice-cream.
Best of all, it was sunny almost all the time. Summer has arrived here -for the time being- and I am grateful for it. It is warm enough to walk barefoot, which I love. I find it really satisfying to wash my feet at the end of a sunny day, then slather them with cream and wear fluffy socks for a bit. There is still a glow of light on the horizon at 11 pm, which I love, too. The washing dries quickly and smells lovely, insects are buzzing drunkenly from flower to flower and the birds are singing from the top of the TV aerials.
We normally go camping during this Bank Holiday weekend and I was sad we couldn't go but we had a lovely time all the same and spent time with our camping friends and enjoyed the outdoors. I feel refreshed for another week at work. Wishing you all a good week. Enjoy half term if you get it (we don't). xx