This week we have had the absolute pleasure of having my parents’ house to ourselves. They went on holiday on Sunday, leaving us with the burden of taking care of their house while they were away (did someone say party?).
It has been over a year since we had our own space as a family of four, so whenever one set of parents goes away on holiday, it is always a nice time for us.
The weather has been ace of late, so we’ve been able to open the back door on a permanent basis, and let the kids freely move from indoors to outside, and back again, to their hearts’ content.
They’ve been able to enjoy the garden on their terms, which naturally means making a mess and playing with stuff that is potentially hazardous.
I took these photos of them turning my parents’ garden into Brighton beach during the week. Please try to ignore Fraser’s ridiculous nappy. He’d taken a dip in the paddling pool, and his nappy soaked up most of the water.
One thing that I’ve noticed this year (or not, as the case may be), is the lack of bees on the lavender. My parents have two lovely lavender bushes (are they bushes?) in their garden, and a vivid memory from last year is the vast number of bees hovering around it.
However, this year, there are barely any. I don’t know if it is the right time of year yet, but I’ve only noticed a couple here and there. I managed to get some shots of bees nevertheless. It’s reassuring to see that some are still around.
Seriously, I cannot wait until we have our house and garden. This week has been utter bliss having our own space and letting the kids have free rein of their living space, or garden space, as the case may be!