The weather has been pretty hot and humid in the south. Al fresco eating has become the norm and jumping in the new paddling pool to cool off has become an essential part of our day. We have lived in the garden, although at times it has been too hot to remain outside. The newly tiled kitchen floor is providing much needed coolness and seems to be standing up to the wet piles of towels and footprint trails very well.
We were a bit busy with builders and babies earlier in the year to make full use of the little vegetable patch at the bottom of the garden but our neglected raspberries are doing well and the strawberries are providing a tasty treat for a small paddling pool soaked and hungry child.
This little girl is growing so fast and is about to enter her pre school year; three years, five months today and as full of chattery happiness as ever. It has been very precious seeing her take on the role of big sister so well.
She loves life with her little sister and often announces "I love my Mabel, I'm going to keep her forever!"
That's a relief, almost as much as ending up with a sweet little babe who seems very happy to carry out daily life under the shadow of her busy sister. I will enjoy the peace while it lasts, although the house is far from peaceful at the moment as we have two extra (spanish students for a month) and my lovely craft corner seems to have become the local music mixing room and is filling up with hungry teenage boys!
I have been playing around with the manual settings on my camera and cannot decide which strawberry photo I prefer. Obviously with eleven people in the house this month to feed and do laundry for I shouldn't really have time to gaze at photos, much more fun though!
So is it focus on strawberry at the front or do you prefer the focus at the back?
Big life decisions!