Busy summer days crammed full of simple pleasures. The weather has been great. Cooler now but with sunshine most days and very little rain. Just infrequent showers which blow over quickly.
We've been pond dipping, bug hunting and butterfly chasing. We have enjoyed countless walks and picnics.
We've made some new friends this summer. The little ones have two new playmates and I have found a lovely friend in their mum. They live really close by and we have spent happy days, out and about.
Yesterday we all went to the local county show. An annual agricultural event. The little ones had a great time visiting the animals. We saw rare breed cows, sheep, pigs, poultry and pet rabbits.
We watched the competitive judging of the pedigree cattle. The animals are so impressive and very beautiful. We watched one getting a shampoo and blow-dry before it was shown in the ring. They are so well cared for by their handlers.
We had a wander around the exhibition hall marvelling at the competition entries. So many cakes, vegetables and flower displays and the children's craft entries were amazing.
We finished off the day with the most delicious ice cream from tickety-moo, a local dairy farm which milks jersey cows.
We are now well through the holidays. School starts again in September so we plan to have a few more easy-going summer days before routine takes over again.
The little fairy starts playschool and for the first time in seven years I will be home alone for a few hours each day. I will miss her constant chatter but I think it will be good for me. I just hope I won't be too lonely.
I hope you are all enjoying your summer break and cramming in lots of fun.