Saturday, 31 August 2013

A long summer

Thank you seasons for not shying away this year. You've given us snow days, trudging back home through Richmond after the wonderful 'don't bother coming in to work today' text. You've given us beautiful evening walks home, whilst the sun sets on the river and the ripples reflect on the underbelly of the bridge.

Summer seems to be sticking around too. We did have a little hiccup last weekend, scuppering our grand bank holiday camping trip with the Littles. Despite the buckets of water, often in the tent, we did have good times. Jumping in puddles in your pyjamas and wellies makes for a VERY happy two year old (not being allowed sweets before dinner, doesn't - see below).

But the blue skies are back. I know I should be pleased with this but that smell of shiny shoes, conkers and freshly organised pencils that hangs about the air these mornings has got me longing for a layered wardrobe of leather boots and big snuggly coats. Plus, my only pair of comfy sandals have been superglued back together one too many times. I do love the autumn.

Perhaps my longing to get to September this year is partly for the hope of a house. We've been getting a little bit panicked in the last month or so as the properties have dwindled and anything that has surfaced has been snapped up instantly, way above asking price. Be patient, people say. There will be lots more in September. We're nearly there and the signs have been beginning to trickle through. We're seeing a couple today but I don't want to get my hopes up too much. What will be will be and all that.

Why must I always be impatient for the next thing? Hang on, enjoy my mum's incredible cooking, a warm nose, and the ease of throwing on a summer dress (albeit with the upkeep of nice feet and legs to do so). Keep selling those eBay items to save pennies for the coat, shoes and wooly cardigan that lurks in my daydreams. Autumn will be here quick enough and I'm sure a new home will be too.


  1. There's a lot kids could teach us and if we could all jump in a puddle here and there, I think we'd be better off. :)

  2. I think so too, Aubrey. Especially after a day at work! :)