Friday 19 July 2013

52 weeks of happy (40/52)

Enjoying another happy week of summer, joining in with Jen for 52 weeks of happy.  Like many of you, I've been outdoors enjoying the garden.

Bug hunting with the little ones.  They love chasing butterflies around the garden and are entranced by the bees, trailing them from flower to flower and asking all sorts of questions about how they make their beloved honey.

I've loved watching my eldest riding his new bicycle.  He has now mastered a big boy bike, riding without stabilisers and is pleased as punch with himself.  He was so determined to learn. 

The vegetable garden after a late start has just exploded with growth. Beetroot, potatoes, courgettes, rocket and cabbage are thriving.  I'm looking forward to cooking with them soon.

The ease the summer sunshine has brought to the school holidays.  Past summers have been a frantic dash between rain showers, trying to organise wet weather fun.  This year the gorgeous sunshine has ensured the first few weeks of the holidays were stress free and I have been a very happy, chilled out mama.

For all of you just starting the school holidays, I hope you all have a lovely break filled with long days of sunshine.


  1. Well a big old yeah to being a chilled out Mama! Love your summer happies. We broke up today and I can't wait to enjoy this sunny weather without worrying about school and work. X

  2. Wow, your veggie patch is looking fab - there's nothing yummier than home-grown & loved veggies!
    Enjoy the holidays and the sunshine :-)

  3. Gorgeous happy things! The first photograph in this post is so beautiful.
    M x

  4. All lovely! That photo of the bee is fantastic. I love the way the sunshine sets a relaxed tone for the school holidays. We broke up today and I really hope we get another week of this weather. Enjoy your weekend. xx

  5. So glad you're enjoying your summer break. Lovely photos.

  6. What a lovely post - and you are spot on about the happy, relaxed vibe that comes with sunshine! Oh how I remember those mad dashes to the car in the rain, wondering what to do with stir-crazy children...this summer is sooo much happier! Chrissie x

  7. Your garden us looking lovely and yoir veg patch super impressive. My cabbages have been under attack of the cabbage white. Yes this weather will most certainly make a wonderful change to last years wet school hols. Happy weekend to you xoxo

  8. Bees and vegetables: sounds like my perfect ingredient for happiness too. Your potatoes are looking substantially healthier than mine, which seem to undergo a nightly battle with the slugs and frequently lose. Even in this heat! (Oh dear, I realise I'm starting to sound a little slug obsessed...)

  9. Those Bee's are HUGE.
    The top photo is my favorite, absolutely gorgeous!
    And yay for the big boy bike!!
    Have a great rest of your weekend!

  10. Brilliant bee photo! I was out bee stalking with my camera the other day, but didn't get anything as good as this, just a lot of bee bottoms disappearing from shot!

  11. Lovely bee photos. The bees are loving my herbs too now they've flowered. Everything in your garden is looking so healthy.


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