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Even in the shade the weather has been roasting.

Omg summer.

Stretching out forever. Summer holidays have arrived for my lot. No school for six weeks and the sun is shining.

Breathe the free air Evie. Breathe it in.

It ain’t half hot.

I’m busy. Filling up the paddling pool and various inflatable animals for the after school paddle club.

Think there may be other little paws wanting to cool down today.



Sun’s out.

sunshine dog

Hit the decks.

If you can put the deck chair up yourself you can sit in it….well that one backfired didn’t it?


Sun burnt.

I took the kids camping for the weekend and unfortunately, we all got sunburnt. I did use sun cream but the sun was unusually strong for Wales yesterday.



Summer art school.

Lesson one: Paint on what you see.
summer art school

Summer hat.

I may have squealed just too loudly in t he shop when I saw this hat today…
leopard hat


We discovered lots of jellyfish washed up on Three Cliff’s Beach today.
Bonnie thought they were things to be played with and the girls thought they were great.
Gruff is still coming round to the idea of holding one.


How can you persuade a dripping, golden yeti off your picnic blanket?
You can’t, he is in love with your dog and no amount of sandy food will come between them.
Towel anyone?
golden yeti

I don’t want to play any more.

i dont want to p lay

Vultures are circling.

Better eat that ice-cream fast Gruff.

My precious.

There is bubblegum flavoured ice cream, rejoice!
my precious

Keeping cool the feline way.

Just find yourself a nice pile of clean washing and snooze.
keeping cool

Come on in, the water’s lovely.

Lovely, cool, full of grass, bugs, drowning bees, and lolly sticks.
come on in

It ‘aint half hot mam.

Since Evie has been born, our summers have been a lot on the wet and windy side and less on the belting hot side.
Well it’s belting hot now.

Prickly heat.

Gruff’s covered in a lovely heat rash, which can only mean one thing, we must be actually having a summer this year.
prickly heat

When your blood runs cold…

..on a a very hot summer’s day, in a crowd of fifty thousand people watching the red arrows.

Where the hell is my son?

Feeling very greatful to the police, the special constables, the lovely people on the beach and coastguard for returning my happy adventurer to us.
I feel like I’ve aged ten years today.
blood runs cold

Stick ’em up.

A girl with a water pistol as big as that shouldn’t be trifled with.
stick em up punk

That first ice-cream of the day.

that first ice cream


hose pipe

Summer hats.

Wearing summer hats does not excuse you from the shear joy I have of applying sun cream to you all.
summer hats

Those who dare.

Two days of sun and I’ve dragged the paddling pool out for those brave toes.
the paddling pool

Water Feature.

Better than a fountain, keeps the kids entertained and the garden watered.

A Rare Outing.

What’s covered in dust, cobwebs and spiders, lives in the garage and only sees daylight for a few days a year?
Still guarenteed to send my lot into a joyus frenzy.

Definition of Summer.

1. My little perils are in bed and it’s light outside
2. I can have my cup of tea in the garden and watch everything turn pink as the sun sets.
3. The swifts have returned.

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