Hello, again! Wow, that was such a good summer*. Wonderful weather - we had so much sun and warmth (except this last week when we were cold and damp) - and lots of family fun. The big children are back in school today and I wanted to push myself back into posting here. I do love my bloggy chats and spending time with the lovely people I have come to know through blogging.....and I treasure this little record of our family and my crafty goings-on too (my sewing has been rather stalled of late but I have big plans for the next few months).
So, in order to try a little catch up I thought I'd post a few Summer snapshots. Starting, today, with the Commonwealth Games. We were very lucky to get tickets for the athletics which we then topped up with badminton and rugby 7s.
We love our sport in this family and our kids are lucky enough to be seasoned sporting event attendees. I think they have all been along to events, rugby matches in particular, of various calibre from a very early age - I remember that Finn was just 14 days when he first 'watched' my brothers play one wintry October afternoon and Katie was a mere handful of days old when she accompanied me to watch Finn in a school event. Consequently we were pretty confident that they'd take it all in their stride - and they did, we were so proud of them. Long, long days with lots of walking to get to and between venues, noisy crowds and, for Katie, not much idea of what was happening except that it was fun to be with us all while shouting and cheering. John and I get so much enjoyment from these family days, which I'm sure will be laid down as long-term memories.....we may perhaps, actually definitely, have seen more of the sport without the children but I doubt we'd have had such fun. Who wouldn't enjoy looking back in the car to see their little zebra sound asleep after a tiring day?!
* There is a decided nip in the air up here. Fingers crossed it doesn't mean the end of warmth until next year!