Today is the first official day of summer! To celebrate the arrival of this beautiful season we will find ourselves:
Sorry if I've been absent this week, I've been too tired to blog. During the past week, L has moved from her cot to a cot bed and the transition hasn't been easy for any of us. L loved her cot and didn't want to leave it but we knew it was time when she bounced in it and the cot tipped onto two legs. It just wasn't safe for her to stay in it anymore. She's been waking up lots during the early evening and night and climbing out of bed and not wanting to get back in unless mummy or daddy help her. Hopefully things will improve soon as she gets more used to her new bed.
After a very bad night last night (I lost count of how many times she got out of bed) I had some time off while the children spent some time with their Daddy. I had tea and cake in a sweet little cafe in town and enjoyed a little bit of peace and quiet.
We had our first crop of courgettes from our garden last night for dinner. I made a garlic and courgette couscous to go with an egg salad. It was lovely to hear K say 'Thank you for growing these courgettes Daddy, they're delicious!'
After K got home from school the girls settled down and played with their Spiel and Holz dolls house car. The warm weather has broken now and there was a soft drizzle on our walk home. It was really quite refreshing after it's been so muggy. Maybe the girls won't be quite so grumpy now it's a bit cooler.
We've had a busy past couple of days, baking blueberry muffins, shopping, playing in the garden, cooking Lentil and Mushroom Gratin from this book...out walking looking for butterflies (and also seeing a Yellow Hammer and a Sky Lark hop about on the path in front of us) The children have been getting tired and a bit grumpy in the heat.
My husband and I are settling down this evening with this film which I am actually a bit scared to watch. I'm going to make a load of toffee popcorn and get the cushions ready for me to hide behind. I think I forgot to tell you about 'L'empreinte de l'ange' , the film we watched last Friday (Sorry, I couldn't find a link with English subtitles) It is a modern melodrama about a woman who becomes convinced that another woman's child is her own. The acting from the two lead characters was excellent, even if the story itself seemed a little bit far-fetched. It was very easy to become swept up in this emotional film. At the end of the film we actually found out it was based on a true story.
K was in the garden yesterday afternoon when she came across a dead 'something' under a bush. I didn't want to get too close so I'm not actually sure what it was. She wanted to come indoors right away to make a warning sign to stop anybody/anything else coming to the same end.
K: What does someone look like when they have been poisoned mummy?
Me: Probably lying on the floor with their mouth open...
K: Oh, ok, I'm going to draw a sign with a dead poisoned person and the word 'NO' to warn anything else that they might die under that bush.
Me: Oh, OK, great idea!