Coco spent the summer perfecting her handstands.
Everywhere we went she'd be up-side-down within seconds.
Although at times it drove me mad (she'd say "I can't help myself Mummy" like some kind of addict) I admire her perseverance and she really cracked it over the summer...
Of course it's the way that I don't have many photos of her handstand 'before' - this is maybe the closest - a slightly fast and unstable version at Starry Skies right at the beginning of the holidays...
In the garden
On the beach
At the campsite
Beach again - but this time with a view...
An early morning pj handstand at camp
Polurrian Bay Hotel; indoor handstands are generally a no-no...
... except when there is a brutalist playground indoors... (at RIBA)
In the fountains at the Southbank
Near perfection at Kings Cross
Although they still go awry sometimes
At the roofgarden on the Southbank
And then at the end of the holidays we were a little bit more house-bound thanks to the gorgeous British weather and the handstands slowed down... until on the very last day of the holiday at Kew Gardens when I had to ASK for her to do one last handstand for me.
She hesitated and resisted a little... but eventually obliged.
One last 'stand.
Now she's moved on to cartwheels...