Most of August apparently! “Where on earth has this month gone?” I pondered over a cuppa last night? So, no surprise, I started to make a little list in my head and this is what I came up with:
Fabulous family holiday in Portugal (shan’t make you all hideously jealous but, suffice to say it was brilliant! If you’re feeling blue, avoid my IG feed) – so good to see my folks, my brother and his little family (all the way from LA). Mrs W and Co escaped to France and by all accounts had a super time too.
Rugby camp for Miss F & Master W at our local club, run by the lovely Northampton Saints. Miss F hugely chuffed to be Saintsman of the week for her age group.
Miss L started her own blog (blind leading the blind, but we’re getting there! Just the endless nagging now for a Pinterest and Instagram account!).
Catching up with the other side of the family for the dunking of the youngest nephew (though courtesy of the chaos that is the M25, we missed the crucial Church part where Mr N was supposed to do the reading!), still, the ‘after party’ was great.
Afternoons spent with lovely friends, eating well, chatting, letting the kids play ’til past their bedtimes.
We’ve spent so much time outside this holidays, in parks, fields and gardens, it has been just perfect: thank you British summer, you’ve been pretty good to us this year!
I’ve read at least three brilliant books (special mention to Gillian Anderson – she of The Fall, Great Expectations and of course X Files – who has a fab thriller out, ‘A Vision of Fire’ which I demolished at speed!) and have filled my reading list courtesy of friends recommendations.
This week has been (reluctantly) focussing on the return to school of the Nicholas clan, with the sewing box coming out, school shoes and new pencil cases being bought, labelling everything that might ever grace a school corridor and realising that, wow, they have grown again and I might need to hit M&S…again!
All in all, our August has been a time of recharging and reconnecting (slightly hippyish I’ll grant you, but so needed for us as a family), and a little bit of work.
Tell us, what have you lovely lot been up to, we’d love to know!
Love as ever,
Mrs N x