Hugh sent me a text this morning: "You need to get a new jolly post up before too long"
So being the dutiful wife *ahem* I am - here goes…
Things have been on the up since my slight meltdown post last week.
1. I got the some of the best and most cheering comments on my moany post, thank you everyone, it seems every cloud does have a silver lining…and it's good to know I'm not alone in my summer holiday frustrations too.
2. Hugh took over for a morning so I could have a break from the children and I went and had a coffee with a friend and we talked about dreams and plans and ideas and I came away feeling empowered and positive.
3. And then I packed the car and Coco, Henry and I escaped to Wales to visit my sister and have a little taste of the country life.
Most of the time we were in the garden... (which my sister has a lot of)
Very busy exploring.
Henry was pretty quick to find the hose and soak himself... before trying to get everyone else.
There is the perfect hill for scooter racing
Coco showing Henry her new pet.
Making a camp inside a tree
The view from the hammock.
There was lots of prep to be done for the Llanfyllin Annual Show - onions, bean, beets and peas had to be harvested and sorted. We went to the show on Saturday and it deserves a post of it's very own...
Lucky for my sister she had some willing (if not particularly able) helpers.
Coco making her 'garden in a tray' for the show.
A lot of time was spent pestering the chickens.
Going up to let the chickens out each morning became a competitive sport.
Bronzy the chicken trying to join us for lunch much to Henry's amusement... Coco on the other hand knows what it feels like to have a chicken try to take a sandwich from your hand.
We are pretty lucky that Coco and Henry can experience country life like this - they are city kids already, used to getting around on tubes and buses, negotiating busy roads to get to busy playgrounds. We love our life in London, but it's good to see the other side too sometimes.