Some moments from the first two weeks of our school break...
Amy's summer hair, dip-dyed blue (which will hopefully wash out before she goes back to school or it will be time to get the scissors out!)
Days of absolutely torrential rain fall (with some local flooding) and others full of sun and red skies at dusk
all of which make for a lovely lush garden
we're having a good harvest of peas, lettuce and broccoli but the french beans have been rubbish thanks to the slugs back in spring. I'm rather excited about my kuri squash plant which is growing like stink and the squash themselves are like little balloons which get bigger each time I look at them.
I'm looking forward to making squash soup if we get enough of them.
Toby is enjoying the garden too, kicking back in his swing with his lego and occassionally having a burst of energy on the trampoline. We've also been swimming a few times and had lots of walks in the cool woods which have been lovely on the hottest of days (no pictures yet as Toby doesn't like me to stop - he likes to keep moving when we're out walking.)
There's even been a little knitting. This was taken at 10.15pm this evening when I was cowl knitting by candlelight in support of the #LightsOut campaign commemorating the start of the first world war 100 years ago.
#LightsOut’s inspiration stems from the then foreign secretary Sir Edward Grey’s famous remark on the eve of the outbreak of the war. He said: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time”. Britain declared war on Germany at 11pm on 4 August 1914.
So with that sobering thought, I'm off to bed feeling grateful that those dark days of 1914-18 are long distant and hoping that we don't see the like of them again.