Tuesday, 8 September 2015

August - Over halfway

August - what a month!  It was kicked off with a long dreamed about holiday in France.  One week in Paris and one week in the South.  To say we had the best time would be an understatement!  I will be recording our memories from those weeks in time to come.

The last weeks of August were very low key in comparison, as we settled into a quiet and slow school holiday routine.  Days were spent at home playing inside, playing outside, writing letters, crafting, making, practicing maths and lots of reading.  We were still regulars at the library with our twice-weekly visits and all three girls completed the Summer Reading Challenges.

A and H got stuck into some sewing, L learned to ride a bicycle and the whole family engaged in some Star Wars movie watching.  We also went to see Inside Out at the movies and Loved it.  So clever!

There was no sewing this month but a bit of crochet as I worked toward a milestone on the blanket project and started turning my thoughts to a new Christmas decoration.  On all other fronts, life continued pretty much as per usual.

August was a month of two halves - very different halves!
L xx


  1. Did Inside Out make you cry? I did! And I love love your sandals :-) Glad you had a wonderful summer xx

  2. I've been avidly reading each post including your weekly snapshots of the girls but so hard commenting from the phone but I'm giving it a go. What a marvelous adventure your holiday sounds. I sure can't wait to hear all about it. I love how your girls seem to be so contented with lovely quiet at home activities - bit harder with boys to engage in this but I do try! And all the best for back to school happening right now I guess!

  3. Oh I'm always so happy to see a new post! You write with such life and joy! Sounds like August was a lovely month with it's French adventures and quieter home moments. If you're ever in the Alsace region of France (beautiful part to visit - you would all love it there!), just across the border into southern Germany is an amazing fun park called Europapark. Well worth a day visit there too! Hope the return to school has gone well & you're all enjoying your new routines xxx

  4. Magic memory photo's! You are smiling, life is good!

  5. What a fabulous month, to be remembered for many years to come I'm sure! I love the full family shot, so many lovely smiley faces in this post! Go L! xxx

  6. Wow what an amazing holiday! such fun! Thank you also for including me on your Auckland Bloggers List. It's a privledge.

  7. What great memories you will all have of that holiday. Looks like a fabulous summer you have had.

  8. Disneyland the happiest place on earth .. .. .. LOVE
    omg so much happiness in this post
    and I too have blue sandal envy and had to smile that they are blue :)

  9. Have just been catching up on all your adventures over the summer... looks like life in the UK (with Europe on your doorstep!) is treating you all very well! :o) What a special time for your family xx


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