Around Here: Father’s Day
On the last day of Spring, we celebrated their daddy for Father’s Day. A cup of tea was delivered to his bedside followed by a toasted hot cross bun smeared with strawberry jam. The children proudly presented him with the paintings they’d each made a few days before and we bundled into the car in search of a place to wander. The last time we visited The Isabella Plantation Elsie was about 3 months old and I remember watching the boys playing for an hour while I nursed her by the banks of the pond. I’d forgotten what a beautiful haven it is; fox gloves, heather and azaleas were in bloom in every shade of pink and purple and it felt like the sun shone just for us.
Sometimes our weekends don’t quite go to plan but this one was a goodie, one to be stored away in the memory bank. The afternoon was spent building lego, playing in the garden and having friends round for a bbq. Whilst there were no grand gestures this year, there was love, time spent together, good food and laughter. A good reminder that simple celebrations can be just as meaningful as fancy ones.