Spring has been kind to us, lot of sunshine and rain to help the rather sparse and patchy grass to grow. School holidays to rest and relax (as well as fight off a lingering bug)
We have done a little planting in the garden, a lot of lawn SOS work and even more hanging about watching kittens play.
The kid is loving school which is in parts lonely as I miss her, a huge relief that she’s adjusted well, academically right where she needs to be and amazing that now our time together has changed and shifted and become lighter and in way, more fun and less intense.
She was offered and accepted a place in an invitational gym squad in the city and is embracing the hard graft like a champ. It has meant she has been able to drop the recreationsl gym classes she was doing and concentrate on working with just one coach.
We had pet day today at her school – huge pet turnout including but not limted to bunnies, chickens, cats, dogs, lambs calfs and ponies. The paler of our kittens (Spencer) attended and loved it – he got cuddled and petted and stroked and purred his way through the day. It also had her making samd saucers, muffins and tie dying some leggings as craft entries. She was mostly just excited about the sausage sizzle!
This week has also seen me minding a friends shop a couple of days and two long ballet show rehearsals after school for a production that has its first performance on saturday.
I’m hoping sunday looks very much like the pictures above, sunny and full of kitten watching!
We had a lovely trip over to the coast a couple of weekends ago. We went primarily as the kid had a gym comp over there but turned it onto a nice couple of family days and walking and exploring. Pictures in reverse order as thats how they loaded and I’m to lazy to move them about. All off my phone as well as we both forgot to take cameras with us! Oops.
The drive over was lovely and went nice and fast, it’s a gorgeous drive although twisty and bendy in parts and requires a lot of concentration. We stopped off at Hokitika Gorge, the beach and then the Air B&B. It was the sweetest little old school villa but warm and cosy and comfy and close to the town centre (and competition gym).
We ate supper at a old school pub with the cutest friendliest pub cat and after we saw glow worms in two seperate grottos – they were amazing! Its like looking at a starry sky, but your staring at a earth bank! After a successful competition we headed to an amazing tree top walk (so high, so very very high) we headed home and stopped at the kids favourite spot on the way for a walk and fresh air.
So lovely to be back in our familiar spaces
At home in the woods
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