Blimey ok so a week of a new month has gone past and it seems ages since I've sat down to blog and have a good blog reading session. Simply life has been just too hectic - so hectic that back to school has happened for one boy but the back to school shop doesn't happen till tomorrow!
Time has been spent getting more of the house sorted, planning what happens next, spending lots of time with friends and family and making the most of the last of the summer days.
Summer appeared to end at about 4.30am this morning - I was woken by the rain - I could hear it over the sound of the fan I'd got going in the bedroom - very tropical. Things perked up this morning and washing was hung out and got dry. Its now raining again - must be nearly school ending time then!
Here's a few pics of some things that have caught my eye in the past couple of weeks;
We've a huge old apple tree in the garden and its appears a bumper crop. Not sure of apple variety but I think I'll try stewing some this weekend to see if a winter of crumbles lays ahead!!
We have finished all the unpacking and everything that needs to be fixed to the walls is up (well apart from a pile of family photos which may get done this Sunday). I spent a lovely afternoon filling my dresser and a new lovely dresser top I bought from a junk shop;
A scaled back china collection but all my favourite pieces are here still.
I also filled up the little printers tray I painted earlier in the year;
Finding new homes for much loved and long owned things has been a challenge. Polly the Parrot has been with me for many years and lived in many of my houses. She's getting rather tatty know so I didn't think she'd mind too much if she spent her time outside in the garden - might have a rethink when the weather turns really bad;
I am loving the outside space here - the garden and yard are very practical and for once very tidy! The last load of junk was collected by the scrap people at the beginning of the week. Meaning at last there is space for my bike to lurk near the house for the quick dashes into town which seem to happen rather a lot - supplies got so run down before we moved that nearly every day when I go to cook I realise that an essential item is missing!!
Of course this week saw Back to School time for many. Little Son has entered his last year of school uniform wearing - reluctantly he posed for a photo - same shelves as almost every year of his school life but this time in a new space;
At 8 o'clock on a sunny, Thursday morning this is the closest to actually not snarling that I could get!!
I will try very hard to have a blog visiting session this weekend - I am very much missing reading what everyone is up too. I must also remember to take more photos - I am planning on rejoining the Photo Scavenger Hunt this month as its something I've always enjoyed doing. Trouble is I've got loads of extra work hours and a growing social life which both keep me away from the computer!!
Have a good weekend all and I'll see you soon.
xxx Vicki xxx