Sunday, 18 August 2013

Summery times

At the end of May I felt more than a little depressed at the thought of another rainy british summer, the winter was long, dull and quite frankly depressing. But oh joy of joys, my vitamin D levels have been replenished, the sun has shone for more than a few days in a row, and it has been a beautiful thing to wear shorts, need sunglasses and have to complain about the odd sweltering journey in a car sans air conditioning. I am almost at the point where I feel like my summer quota has been filled and I can herald the arrival of Autumn, rather than want to crawl into a hole and cry as the nights draw in once more.

Anyway, enough of a weather report. Family Deano have had a great few weeks, lots of fun, seeing friends, family, going out places, sleeping, resting, and generally enjoying life. 

There have been a few inevitable days with small children where the nights have been a little busier than we'd hoped, so a day or two has had to be written off to recover. But as ever, we keep our expectations low and enjoy the little moments which have made up our Summer hols so far.

The CFS monster has been kind these past few weeks, which I have to say is ABOUT TIME ! I am noticing an increase in energy, and having Daddy on hand to lift, carry and cart kids about is certainly helping. Being able to get up and do something in the morning, makes the afternoons in bed and the early nights bearable. Half a day of activity will do me fine (for now).

Some of our galavanting took us to the Lakes, to stay in a 'camping pod'. (Basically a wooden tent. No electricity or beds, but a dry cabin type thing which is there ready and waiting on arrival) Perfect.
Camping with small kids is fun, exhausting, but just about worth all the faff of packing everything required to sustain a family of four for a few days into a car, then unpacking it, kind of spreading it all around a small field, only to gather and re pack it a few days later, then repeat when at home !

A few shots from our stay in a 'camping pod'. 

The little guy has started eating FOOD, to say he enjoys it is an understatement.........he also cut his first two teeth while we were on our little camping holiday.

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