Thursday, 4 July 2013

Stand well back, I'm packing


Buckets and spades have been dug out of the deepest darkest spideriest recesses of the garage.


Cookies have been baked.


People have been lined up to water plants at home and at the allotment,


to feed the hamster


and the piggies.


Flowers that will not last more than a few days in the garden have been picked.


Boy flavoured books have been chosen from the library.  (Actually I did this too early and they've almost finished them already.  I'm adding another thing to my To Do list.)



A new chunk of wool has been broken out.  Delicious.


The weather has been checked.  Oh yeah.


There's a little something for everyone here.  My camera for me, a book of golf courses for other half, an RSPB guide for the biggest boy, Lego for the middle boy and pickle, yes pickle, for the littlest boy, who doesn't like to go anywhere without it.

Yes, it's time for a little holiday, and I am told the sun will be shining.  I haven't packed yet, I'm just gathering up a few things in a calm and relaxed fashion.  Tomorrow I will be screaming and sweating and throwing things about the place, but today all is serene.  A little shopping for odds and ends, a little Wimbledon, a little sit down with the laptop.  I need to get in the zone before the pre-holiday melt-down hysteria.

Hope you have a good weekend, I'll be back (with photos!) in a week or so.

27 comments:

  1. Marazion sounds impossibly exotic, don't worry I know where it is and will be heading down to the same county three weeks tomorrow (excited!). I'm glad I'm not the only one who bakes biscuits to take with us on holiday. Have a lovely time.

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    1. It will be exotic next week I am sure. I am owed a holiday without rain.

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  2. Have a lovely time! Smiling at your having to pack pickle!

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  3. Lucky you, have yourselves a lovely time. I used to visit family near Truro so know that area quite well.
    The watering can caught my eye as I'd like one like that, although it does look to be a bit small to be of practical use on the plot.
    I like Branston pickle, but prefer the small chunk variety. Flighty xx

    PS...Well done on being Jo's Blog of the Month for July over on her blog The Good Life.

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    1. Thanks Flighty, I'm thrilled to be Jo's Blog of the Month.

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  4. Have a wonderful time. Lucky you, it looks like you've picked the right time to go with the weather forecast being good. We're heading down to Cornwall in a fortnight, though we're staying on the North coast, I can't wait.

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    1. Hope the weather is wonderful and that you have a fantastic time.

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  5. Looks like you are pretty well organised - hope you have a great holiday - looking forward to reading all about it on your return.

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  6. Have a wonderful holiday! Can't wait to see pictures when you get back:)

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  7. What a gorgeous blog you have!
    I'll be following now!
    Tammy

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment Tammy, and I'm so happy to have you following.

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  8. That is a lovely article. And I love the work too, courtesy the picture. From Canberra deck

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  9. I love getting ready for a holiday, choosing the books and craft projects I'll take with me. I'm glad the weather looks good - I hope you have a fantastic time away. x

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  10. Happy holidays...have a fabulous time.

    Nina x

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  11. This post relaxed me as I read it. I love photos of the simple things in life. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday! I, too, tend to wig out right before a departure, but soon enough you will be back to the serenity.

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  12. Over from Jo's....what a fab blog you have going on....xxxx

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    1. Bless you for saying so Snowbird.

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  13. I love the fact that pickle is a holiday essential. I have a friend who takes a ready supply of ginster pies with him whenever he goes abroad... your biscuits look a little classier!

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