Back to School 

When the Girl started school, we managed to get a sensible first day picture of her. 

Its been going downhill since then.
This year’s efforts… 


Some people call these roller skates. 

I like to call them “an accident waiting to happen”. 

I haven’t roller skated for about 35 years, so I thought I’d give it a go. I’m still not sure why.

A friend lent me her skates. 

It was pretty much a complete disaster! I clung to some railings for about 10 minutes then gave up. 

I thought we had escaped injury at least, but the girl had taken a tumble while I wasn’t looking. 

She is sporting a bruised and scraped tail bone, and a very sore wrist. 

These should come with a health warning! 

Tree Sprites

The holidays are nearly over. 

We’ve spent lots of time away, and have a few things to do next week. 

This week has been about home and pyjama days. 

We did make it out for a walk today. The Littles spent more of their day up trees than on the ground! 

Doubly Wet

Paddling pool, in the rain. Well, why not! 


Saw this in a book shop today – I’m not convinced… 


Don’t think we’ll be producing Vin du JoBart this year, but at least they’re changing colour. 

Small but perfectly formed (hand for scale!)… 


The three of them had a lovely day… 

Looking at books. 

Snuggling (sort of). 

Plotting (for sure). 

And wheels. Always wheels.

Garden Picnic

And while on a picnic, it’s compulsory to throw crisps in the air and try and catch them in your mouth. 


Spotted on our way home. Unfortunately, I think they were moving faster than us… 


Grandpa made her a mermaid tail. She was so thrilled – it’s the happiest she’s been all holiday (and she’s been pretty happy all week)!