My poor neglected blog.
Here have some flowers as a sign of my gratitude you're still here with me... (are you?)
So what's been happening...
... well No 3 has gone of a week long school trip, and let me tell you when you go from three children to two the difference is huge. Also he is the little one. (Don't let him hear that). And the fact that the little one is no longer that little anymore it's kind of hard to take. When No 1 went on the same trip five years ago it felt like a victory, like a milestone reached. This time? It feels like a loss. Loss of what I'm not sure... youth? for a time when I was essential in an everyday essential kind of way in their lives? It's hard to put it down in words...
I'm a firm believer that you raise kids so they can fly away, strong and independent and ready to conquer the world... but it's not easy folks.
(Disclaimer: I'm totally over-dramatic here... he's only ten!)
So... the weather has turned... it finally feels like summer... I'm wearing short sleeves and flip flops and because I like wearing dresses when it's warm (note I said warm and not hot... I do live in England after all!) I was conscious of my extremely white legs and bought myself some self-tanning lotion.
I bought some tinted creamy stuff so that I could see where I was applying and how much.
Let's just say this: when/where I did it right... it looks fab. When/where I didn't manage to get it right or was a little over exhuberant... mmhhhh less so.
Basically I have one orange foot and very orange toes. On my right. The left one is ok. Which means it's shoes not sandals for me for a few days!
Have some more flowers:
We've booked our holiday to Western Canada for this coming July... I need any recommendations for cool places/walk/restaurants/museum/off the beaten track stuff so put your thinking cap on! We're doing a whistle stop tour of Vancouver-Tofino (Vancouver Island)-Whistler-Jasper-Lake Louise.
(Fabric and yarn shop always welcome too, of course.)
Have a good Tuesday.