June is such a whirlwind of a month. So many recitals, showcases, end of year parent-teacher meetings, community meetings, graduations and the list goes on and on. It is all good, fun stuff but by the end of it I am wiped out. It is hard enough during a regular week trying to juggle four schedules, one car and a volley of requests and then there is Leonard to consider.
Still, I feel a sense of well earned rest for all of us when it is over, which it is now.
Auntie Annika was in town to celebrate her birthday and the kids were wigging out about it. I didn't tell them she was coming and when they opened the door and saw her they about lost it. We had so much fun touring new restaurants and food truck nights, a little shopping and a large Victoria sponge for her birthday cake not to mention the new British fish and chip place we tried. It makes it sound like it was all about food. Ha. sigh.
We are now officially on summer break. I can not say how happy this makes me. We've begun some summer projects which I hope to get round to later and there has been so much reading, I must do a new book list to share. There has also been a considerable amount of lolling in the back garden and much to my chagrin there is also a new paddling pool. I do not love it.
I finished a twin set of geranium tops and shorts. One for my daughter and one for my daughter's best friend. They are adorable, made of this Liberty cotton crepe which is lovely to the touch but quite slippery to sew with. I am still not done with this pattern yet though.
The weather has been gorgeous, sunny and warm, blue blue blue skies, not too hot, no humidity. Gorgeous. Sometimes I find myself staring up in to the trees and sky in the back garden and I find it hard to stop, it is hypnotic. Oh early summer, you are so gentle, I love you.