There’s no denying it, summer has well and truly arrived! We’ve been sweltering in a typical June heat wave all this week.
On Saturday we finally put the new fence up! It was a very hot day, but James managed to get nearly all of it done, with just a little bit of help from me and the boys. It’s looking much smarter now and I finally managed to start tidying up the patio and arranging the pots.
Sunday was a very wet day – which offered us all a brief respite from the heat. We spent the day pottering around and I made a lovely shell string mobile.
James made some more of his delicious sourdough, which we enjoyed for lunch.
On Monday it was school sports day for both boys. It was another boiling day, which made a change from last year when the playing field was flooded! Both boys did very well – although they’re not too fussed by it all.
On Wednesday I went along to help on the Year 1 trip to the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge. 120 children, 3 coaches and the hottest day of the year – what a combination! It was truly sweltering, at least 36 degrees in the shade – even worse in the greenhouses… It was a bit too hot for the children to take much in, but I would love to go back again with both boys on a cooler day.
In spite of the heat, our garden is blooming and I’ve picked up a few lovely plants this week from local stalls and the weekly market.
Things are finally looking up now the demotivating, decrepit fence has been banished! Next week I want to start prettifying things with a new parasol, cushions and bunting. This was also the week my sweet peas flowered!
Indoors we’ve been finding some prettiness in beautiful flowers….
And bite-sized cakes….
Thunder is forecast for tonight – a good storm would be great to clear the air. How was your week? Has the heat wave reached you? My word for the week definitely has to be hot!