High fives and belly bumps, people. We made it. Summer holidays are over and the children are safely back in school. *insert celebratory emojis here*
I want to tell you about all the great adventures we had, how we seamlessly blended the work and kid juggle and how great it was...and it was in parts, but the truth is that I found this summer hard, and I am glad it's over. Summer is always a perfect storm of being both the busiest time of year work wise, prepping for an autumn and winter of releases, events and workshops and the slowest in terms of income. And while we did really awesome, fun things, we also sat around and watched a lot of TV in our underpants, me working, kids eating cereal for every meal.
There were a few moments where I was able to pry them out of the house. Usually it involved throwing them in a loch or river, sometimes with Kevin as well.
- worked steadily on building up natural dye samples for the upcoming Foraging for Colour workshop
- perfected sourdough croissants
- swam, swam, swam
- got a new billy goat, named Red/Harry/Oi You!
- visited the glorious Seacliffe Beach near North Berwick. What a place!!
However, the absolute highlight of the holidays came on the Monday of the 2nd week. I was working on a deadline for the Great Wave KAL and needed to knit like the wind. Ells, tired of being ignored, climbed into bed with me to watch a film. Luna the cat crawled between us. As the movie went on, I noticed Luna acting a bit strange. I checked her out and realised she was having kittens on my bed!! An amazing experience to get to watch them come into the world and we have absolutely loved having these 6 bundles of fluff running around the house.
And that's that, really. On to P2, P3 and P6, a very full autumn and deadlines galore.