I have been lazing, sometimes even in the sun! Joy! It's not as good as last summer but still it's a good one. I love lounging on a hot day and how the smallies are tired from all the fresh air. In the depths of winter I sorely regretted my moaning in July last year about all the work involved in getting the children dressed for the beach and then dressed at the beach in their clothes. I had resolved not to complain this year but, in any case, the children are another year older and far better at dressing themselves and understanding that we do actually have to leave the beach and so do not make it look like I am kidnapping them when it's time to go.
Sadie and Holly are outside every good day in t-shirts and get manky with dry dirt that just shakes off so the same clothes can be thrown on them the next day...Not if we're going anywhere or if anyone's calling of course, we do have pretences to maintain.
The soil they're digging is from beds but it's allowed because Martin made his own soil (-sounds bad but isn't-) by putting layers of manure between piles of cut grass, pulled weeds and compost waste. I am so proud of him, we've loads and he has two more mounds of it in production. I've topped up all the beds and added a couple of new ones and then returned to doing nothing. I find I am extremely good at it and may soon be a professional idler.