It's been so beautifully sunny here that it's felt more like the summer holidays than the Easter holidays. We've been pottering about our locality, not doing anything particularly incredible, but nonethless enjoying the simple things. How fast the holiday days fly by.
We've been to the park again and again. It might not be flash, but really, they love it every single time. There's always something to do, sometimes climbing, sometimes football, both playing and watching, sometimes the stream (out of sight at the base of the tall trees), sometimes tennis (it's free!) and sometimes happy imaginative games. And often there are different friends to play with. I honestly think that this free local fun is one of their favourite things to do. I join in or chat to another mum or occasionally just sit and read. Yesterday I played football with the biggest boy and got kicked in the leg and did one of those huge two-handed falls to the ground where I rolled over a couple of times and laid there splat on the floor, just like a real professional. I honestly think I'm improving a little.
We've been to the allotment again, a couple of days ago, and it was so dry that we did some watering. Like the summer I tell you.
I found some tiny strawberry flowers. I think it's a little alpine strawberry that grows like a weed. I'll be interested to see what the fruit's like and whether it's worth keeping.
At home a couple of the squashes have germinated. I do so love squash seeds, I think that's part of the reason I can't help growing them. They're so big and chunnky and easy to deal with. Not like the dusty ones that you can't quite believe are actually going to grow and that blow away in a puff of small boy sneeze. This is a proper seed, and a seedling with attitude. Look at it. To give you some idea of scale, it's in one of the big pint sized yoghurt pots. The seed leaves are nearly 5cm.
I'm off to enjoy the next two sunny days now, before a little rain falls. I hope you have a lovely Easter and that the Easter bunny is good to you. I need to find the plastic eggs that I hide clues in for the Easter morning treasure hunt I always set. And to make sure I have all the ingredients for chocolate nests and other delights.
No doubt our days will continue to be simple, but the boys are pretty good at enjoying simple things.
Wishing you simple happiness too, CJ xx