“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran This week has gone pretty swiftly yet again. Despite the dull weather for July we still got out for a couple of afternoon trips after a little bit of home learning. We were chuffed to get the last slot of the day on Friday for a local National Trust visit. It was lovely to see Teddy’s best friend there and hear their excited chatter as they ran around the parklands.
We arrived just as the rain came down but in true summer style 10 minutes later rainsuits and coats were removed as the sun came out. It was beautiful to see all the flowers and fruit trees growing in the gardens since we were last there in late Winter and early Spring before lockdown began. I just hope soon we can get to visit the playground there safely and also get a bit more choice in ticket times so the cafe can still be open for takeout coffee and ice lollies.
This weekend we stayed home to get some garden jobs done and sell some things that we no longer needed. We came across a second-hand treehouse from a local selling page and the kids were over the moon. They have been redecorating it and playing on it non-stop. I think I will be opening the patio doors every morning this week and having some peace in the house if Sunday was anything to go by! This picture of Florence having a pancake breakfast on the terrace really made me smile.
I can’t believe we’re now on our last week of term and homeschool is coming to an end. It hasn’t been without a few tears and tantrums but for the most part we have had a wonderful time together getting to know even more about how each of us tick. We hope to enjoy a little bit of fun learning this week and maybe another National Trust visit if we can get tickets again.