It’s been a while hasn’t it. I start every new year with such good intentions to nurture this space, and every year I get sucked into life and there is little energy left for blogging after all the jobs are done.
I am sitting quietly in my office this morning, sipping tea with only the distant sound of children playing in the park to break the silence. It’s bliss after a very full and very noisy half term. The bigger my children get, the louder their footsteps – it’s like two elephants crashing about the place at times.
We had a lovely week together seeing family and friends, going to the beach, picnicking and taking road trips to new places. As often as I could I would fling open the back doors and tell them to play outside, fresh air is essential! I’m delighted to say they played beautifully for most of the time. Roo loves his little sister to join in with his imaginary games and, whilst Indie is more reluctant during term time, the extended periods together that school holidays bring seem to warm her to the idea.
I have three loads of laundry, an empty larder – (they cleaned me out – who knew two little people could have such ferocious appetites), and a lots of editing and work to catch up on. It felt good to down tools for the week and be present with them. I actually rather like these mundane jobs after the noisy past few days – they give me time to think and potter as I work. There’s something calming too about piecing the house back together after two children have unravelled every corner of it.
I have lots of posts to write and things to share which I will endeavour to do over these coming weeks. An update on our allotment, news of my trip to New York, summer garden planning and blooming, and lots of in-between moments. In the meantime I’ll leave you with these snapshots of our days…