Saturday, 21 June 2014
I really wasn't bothered about Britmums this year. I went last year and the year before and loved every minute of it; the opportunity to meet the faces behind the blogs I enjoy, the lessons to take home and apply to my little speck of the web, and the emotion and passion of the speakers.
But this year, I've not had the time or energy to commit to my blog, or to the relationships built through blogging. So missing Britmums wasn't a loss.
Then I started following #britmums on twitter.
I did miss out, didn't I.
This week I missed the school picnic for Father's Day but not the family walk.
I missed getting a gorgeous girl shot.
I missed the bees but caught the lavender.
I missed all photo opportunities so had to make something from nothing with some fun apps.
I missed giving him a goodnight kiss.
I missed the moment and then caught this moment. I don't know why either.
I miss timed how long it would take to crochet the Pom Pom trim at my upcycled lamp shade workshop. Finished now though :-)
And I missed some of my blogging idols. Especially The Boy and Me who inspires me continually to keep going with the 365project.
See you next year!
Saturday, 14 June 2014
Toes are peeking out from sandals, ice is clinking in glasses, sun lotion stains are round the collars of clothes and my sunglasses are on.
The best bit is I have travelled no further than the distance from my fridge to my garden to experience this lovely burst of summer. Just as well given my passport seems to have expired.
Signs of summer this week have been...
...bubbles in the garden.
... post tea-time fun and games.
... flowers in bloom (not from my garden though).
...skipping, summer dress and socks and sandals.
...sun, sun, sun with a splash of sun.
...summer cub camp.
...world cup fever.
Long may the sun shine and my skin be warmed by its glow (in a non-burning kind of way). It's been far too long since I had brown legs and I rather fancy a change :-)
Saturday, 7 June 2014
How fast did this week go?
How much rain was there exactly?
How much new information did my dusty brain have to take in at work?
How much coffee did I have to consume to coax my dusty brain into action?
How many pairs of new work shoes have I got my eye on?
High enough to give him a thrill, and low enough so I wasn't worried.
Far far away so a passing dog had to retrieve the frisbee.
Not quite dramatic enough so I may have tweaked the filter a bit.
Simple things can be the loveliest.
How grown up?
She may still use the step for the sink but she's becoming quite the little lady.
Drunk enough to be silly but not so drunk to be messy.
Sunday, 1 June 2014
A half term spent dodging rain showers and avoiding sibling quarrels is a half term rather spent under a duvet.
Fortunately there were a few opportunities where sou'westers were not quite necessary so we dared to peek out from under the 13 tog.
We dared each other to climb higher up the gate.
We braved it on 2 wheels and didn't cry.
We were duped into starting a World Cup sticker habit.
We sang and danced in the rain.
We got a bit fizzy.
We tried a stealth shot at the park. #fail
We tried our hand at bicycle maintenance.
We also had a training day at our new job. No photo because I thought it was a bit forward to snap on my first day ;-)
Hope you managed to dodge the showers too.