Longest break I’ve taken in a while…somehow, at the end of a week at the keyboard, it is kinda hard to make time to pop in here. Silly me.
Weekends have taken on a new measure of quality family life now that our time all together is really limited to breakfast and dinner/bath/stories/bed. We ALL look forward to those weekends. Since I last checked in we have had a few adventures.
April was our Scottish Summer this year I think. So one weekend we took advantage of the delightful weather and strolled along the Fife Coastal Path
with our new friends Tomandsuzie (not to be confused with Tomandclaire) and our wee tots to the Cocoa Tree in Pittenweem.
Then we made some essential modifications to the chicken coop so that the girls could get up and go to bed without our help (esp helpful now that it is light around 4.30am and dark at 10.45pm)…and so that a helpful undergrad could come in and feed them whilst we made our first UK road trip to visit Tomandclaire in Manchester. During this balmy weekend we managed an outing to the local RSPB reserve…
…and HeatonPark which had the added bonus of a tiny farm and a playground.
The following weekend was the Royal Wedding – and though none of us are particularly royalist in persuasion…there is something kinda lovely about a wedding…so I managed to make a cuppa and turn on the TV for some of the proceedings – though I did have a lot of interference from the easily distractable male members of the family. We followed up the festivity with our first BBQ of the season – though the weather was not so great then, and has not really picked up since. Sigh…
Later on we even managed a spot of garden planting. As per usual, the little herbies are doing great. But after an unseasonably warm April, May has been so cold that not much else has survived the transfer to the cold little garden patch . Apart from the fabulous radishes we harvested this week.
The big news of the month was QPR (the Doctor’s football love) were promoted to the Premier League. Whilst sport is still really something I do not understand…this was an event worth celebrating – with chocolate cake and bubbles!
And the other big news was the big-boy bed. We took the sides off the cot…and Kaz has pretty much settled into a rhythm of sleeping in his own little space. We have to lie down by him now to get to sleep…but that usually happens pretty quickly. He has fallen out several times, and one night I stepped on him in the dark (oops) and another night he fell over all his toys trying to get out the door in the dark…but slowly we have made adaptations and sleep IS happening. Now onto potty training…
Our final news is the galvanising into action on the house-hunting front. We have been out most weekends looking for a permanent home. A frightening and enlightening process. We think we have narrowed down the area we would like to live in…and this charming village has caught our eye…
…Kaz has so far loved going to see houses, esp when we come across a playground en route
…but it will probably take us most of the summer to find something we are sure about…so no move imminent yet!
So…a big update. Sorry it was so long…and I was absent for so long…hope to mitigate that in future. It all got a bit hectic there for a while. Happiness to you and thanks to those of you who kept popping in to see how we are doing. I will try to be back here more often in future!