The Simple Things – week 37

Harvest Festival time so it must be autumn.

Awesome Kaffe Fassett exhibition at Mottisfont, St Mary’s Church in Amport before the school’s Harvest Festival service (and I’m still singing the songs in my head!!), finding the Littlest half way up the tree outside school, taking a walk with Jemima after school, our crazy pumpkin ‘tree’, slug time, another lovely dog walk in another beautiful wood.

The Simple Things – week 36

Looks like summer is definitely over – no Indian summer this year! But we’re making the most of the last few weeks of light evenings.

GD at Andover Lawn Tennis Club’s 2017 Championships, our incredibly impressive pumpkin patch!, back on the road to Sparsholt for netball (at least the countryside is glorious), another year with FoTT (not the best year, but we’re all still here), walking back from tennis with the Eldest, another dog walk with my buddy 😊, the Littlest before school.

The Simple Things – week 35

The last few days of the summer holidays and it already feels as if autumn is here.  And another school year begins; a better one we hope.

Our first day home and the fields behind us are being harvested, succulent blackberries, Littlest being taken to school by one of her big sisters, the harvest, a last dragonfly of the year,  all the Tribe back to school (the Eldest missed 6 months of year 10) – a really special day and yes, I did have a big lump in my throat, but a smile in my heart, ‘look what I found!’ the Littlest with huge mushroom!

The Simple Things – week 34

The end of the holiday – good to be together; not all plain sailing, but moving in the right direction I hope.

Outside our final stop at the fabulous Le Manoir de Bonningues, swallowtail butterfly, fun at the nearby beach & lake, Littlest with her daddy, our stunning pool, another holiday ‘pet’, another family lunch.

The Simple Things – week 32

Time to escape the return of the British summer as we head south for a much needed family holiday.

On our own ‘pilgrimage’ to Lourdes, we did drive a very, very long way!, the Littlest with friend on the south coast before heading to France, returning to the blissfully beautiful Domaine de Lassalle, lunch, the Littlest, my Tribe.

The Simple Things – week 28

Our home continues to be busy and although recovery will take time, laughter and music has returned.  I think that I’ve been holding my breath for months; it is so good to breath again.

Our crazy pumpkin patch (once upon a time this used to be our compost heap), the Tribe and cousin in the water meadows, lunch in Stockbridge, the Littlest and friend playing on Amport Green, our minuscule frog, paddling in the Test River, sleepy Littlest.