This is going to be a mammoth post, but stick with it because it's worth it!
Here's the past month and a bit of my 365 Project.
Days 9 – 14: Playing in the garden and making water slides, eating ice-creams in the sunshine on the pier and playing in various parks with cousins – the stuff Summer holidays are made of.
Days 15 – 22: Coombe Mill! A traditional chippy dinner from Peckish, playing on Polzeath beach, exploring the River Camel that runs through Coombe Mill with his new body board, playing Minecraft with old friends and investigating the changing technology of Castle Drogo.
Days 23 – 29: Turning two broken benches (thanks Grandad!) into a mudpie kitchen, starting Jennie Maizels' Sketchbook Club, celebrating my birthday with a family lunch down the beach (love this photo of The Boy and his cousin), and general outdoor play!
Days 30 – 36: Adventure golf and a hole in one, National Trust's Dyffryn Gardens on two different days with different friends, visiting National Trust's Stourhead for the first time, going swimming for the first time in far too long and learning doggy paddle (got to start somewhere), more sketchbook club, and discovering that I can't keep up with his book club so have to enrol him in the library.
Days 37 – 45: Another National Trust property – this time Dyrham Park to explore the rooftop restorations, Legoland in torrential rain, the evergrowing book habit, climbing totem poles and teaching daddy how to climb the frame in a local park, exploring the maize maze at Hendrewennol and realising our own sunflower is over 9 foot tall. And of course, exploring the Impressionist art gallery in Cardiff – studying a Monet, flanked by two Degas' sculptures.
Phew! All caught up!
And actually I'm really pleased that I've sat down and forced myself to write this tonight; I've spent the entire day feeling miserable with 'Back to School' blues and felt that I hadn't accomplished anything over the Summer. These collages prove to me that we have had a whole bunch of fun and games, and enjoyed each other's company a great deal.
Roll on Autumn, I'm ready for you!