Thank you for all your birthday good wishes. My nerves are of course in shreds courtesy of Nerf guns round every corner. They are now banned for the half hour before bed, and also first thing in the morning. Did I ever mention that I'm quite a quiet person? And a lover of quiet. With three boys of course there is little enough peace. So I've drawn the line at Nerfs at dawn. The boys are usually lovely and quiet first thing. They like to sit and read or draw or do tranquil things. Nerf has put an end to all of this. If the early morning No Nerf Rule is breached I may have to get a lockable gun safe. Although I love the mornings, I love the peace of the mornings. And I had no idea that having a Nerf gun would require complete rearrangement of the furniture to form cover from incoming fire. Order and quiet have been restored now, albeit temporarily, and I'm heaving a happy sigh.
Photos from beautiful Cirencester. So many wonderful houses and so many lovely flowers at this time of year. The littlest boy goes round saying things like, "That garden is stunning mummy". I've trained him well.