Sunday, 10 August 2014

August Holidays So Far...

Look what happened on the evening of the last day of term...  the Hubby snapped his achilles - ouch.

It has been a challenging start to the month - he's spent two weeks in full plaster and now has this enormous boot on to secure his foot in a position to help it heal over the coming weeks.  After the initial shock we keep trying to mentally reinforce that all will be OK - healing is in process... a minimum of a twelve week healing process where he is unable to put any weight on his left leg.  Hence we are experiencing what it is like to have two mobility impaired adults in this house at present!!  

I confess I did pause, look to the sky and question: what kind of woman I must have been in a previous life- to continue to face the challenges that seem to keep coming our way!!

But still... there are things to be happy about (oh yes, I will search them out ;0) )

#  Loving my floral displays.  Simple annuals in abundance.  LoVE the colourful, clashing riot.

#  Joyful Garden Camping.  Lots of play occurs in this tent during the day time.  Then they decided an overnight camp would be fun.  Their overnight camp lasted exactly 28 fun filled minutes.  Scary, creaky noises and my inability to make the wind stop blowing the tent canvas were to blame.  "The tent is great for day time play Mummy - maybe tomorrow night we'll sleep out there".

#  Age old holiday rituals of Cuddly Picnics / Play.  Children feeling free and safe to play whatever game they choose.  Innocence captured.  Enough said.

#  Loving the sheer enthusiasm for reading due to the Summer Reading Challenge - this year the theme is Mythical Maze.  There are horrible scratch and sniff stickers gifted for every two books read - my children's idea of awesome.  Hoorah for our free Library service!

This is my first time online since my last post so this is just a quick 'catch up hello' before another month passes!  Happy holidays dear readers,

J9 x


  1. So sorry to hear about your husband's achilles, that sounds dreadful. It must be very difficult indeed for you guys, especially being as it's the summer holidays. I'm wishing him a speedy recovery, although I know it will take a while. It looks like the children are enjoying the summer anyway. No doubt they quite like having dad about all the time. I'm laughing at the camping story - at least you didn't have to spend a night in a tent. And I totally agree about those scratch and sniff stickers, they're a horror, but very popular. I hope it's a good week for you all. CJ xx

  2. Hello! Lovely to hear from you. Sorry to hear about your husbands leg, I hope that he can be up and about a bit more soon, things like that are so annoying as you aren't really "ill" just unable to do what you want to. I am sure that he will be OK and back to normal before you know it. It is so funny about the wind and the tent, I can totally understand where your children were coming from, as that is the sort of thing that I don't like! I hope that you keep having a good time despite being less than mobile! xx

  3. I'm so glad you're able to remember the happy things, of which there are many. I have often asked myself that same question you did, sometimes it just feels like you're the unluckiest lady around. I hope your husband's leg is healed soon, it sounds very painful and debilitating. Take care and enjoy the rest of your summer.

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  5. Oh no! your poor hubby thats awful, i hope the healing process goes very smoothly.
    Look after yourself x ..... crikey sometimes life does make you wonder .....
    Love those happy (ish!) campers!
    Wishing you a happy weekend
    love Jooles x x x

    P.S thank your for your sweet comment x