Sunday, 14 September 2008

The Summer of 2008

The Summer seems to of paid a very short visit year, short bursts of sun followed intermitant with lots of rain. I did intend to brave the world of camping but seriously the weather was so bad that the camping venture is postponed for next summer! However I did have some fun times with the children and thought i would post some random snippets of our not so sunny summer.


Yes we spent many days freshwater fishing in the rain catching big fishes and lickle fishes, and many a fish got away!

Barbeque's :

I postponed our Barbey, but a brave friend carried on with his summer barbie with the aid of much tarpaulin and everyone had a fabulous time.

Tales of the river bank :

It was beginning to feel natural to be near water!

The Guinea Pig Project :

The interactive 3D project, It was fun to make, the children loved it and I thought that if we made one it would be so much cheaper than buying one! I thought fabric was expensive until I had bought the materials for the guinea pig run! I also wished that I had not looked on the web at the price of ready made- home delivered ones. I guess the secret to saving in pennies is to source the materials from anywhere but a D.I.Y. store. Homer and Bart the guniea pigs loved the finished run." border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5246013268304550578" />

The holiday fund :

I could,nt quite remember why I had,nt booked a holiday to the Caribbean, then as September dawned I remembered why : I had to buy my little darlings there school uniforms. this does occur at the same time every year you may think. However this year eldest daughter starts senior school and her school tends to have a lengthy list of uniform requirements. My other two little darlings changed school when we moved at the beginning of summer, so I managed to get away with not kitting them out with all of the uniform. All three looked very smart when they started the new school term, but I do wish schools would not make us purchase all the items with the embroidered logo!

The shoe photo reveals the scary financial reality of three children in 2008!

I am so glad it is Autumn now, my favourite season; it never lets you down. Autumn is the season that does what is is supposed to do. Today was a glorious beautiful autumn day, in fact it was one of the sunniest sundays in a long time. Autumn fashion is so much better as well. Too much pink flesh or per ma- tan on show in the summer!


TheresaJ said...

Sorry you had such a dreary summer! The photos are wonderful and yuor children beautiful. No matter the weather, it still looks like you're making wonderful memories.

The kittie below is adorable, and I love the thrown. :)

The Great Ethan Allen said...

Every kid loves to fish! I know I did. And a cool wet summer is not all that could be hot and dry...and who wants that unless you live in Arizona

Hey Harriet said...

Love all these Summer snaps! Sorry to hear that you had so much rain. Ick! Enjoy your Autumn! I also love Autumn, but Spring is my fave season. Autumn my second fave :)

Erin, maker of chimes said...

That's so cool that they made their own guinea pig cage--wonderful kids alreay!

nimblejacks said...

Ha Ha you have a real white blondey little boy like me

nimblejacks said...

I was in tesco the other day and this voice behind me said "oooh terry! Look there's an albino!)_ now you have to say that whith a really welsh accent! I was really miffed, but said nothing, my L is 5 and white white blond except for one lone black hair on the crown of his head. \watch out for my pirate treasure chest cake, keep your fingers crossed I can make it look good!!! I love weeding so watch out we may arrive for that free holiday :Dxxclaire

TheresaJ said...

Thanks for the comment. I've actually been thinking about your suggestion -- a lot! :)

Friendlyhands said...

My rooster thanks you for visiting my blog:) You have such an adorable family!! Nice to see now-a-days.