Phew! What a scorcher! It reached the heady heights of 28 degrees today. Far too hot to be doing any strenuous activity. A quiet day at home doing simple things was what was called for.
So.... Out came the paddling pool and lots of fun was had - just splashing.
Toes were cooled, juice with ice was drunk, a BIT of relaxing was done (with two wee babes around I don't think you can totally relax), some washing was done and pegged out and it was all very pleasant.
|Little Miss & I cooling our toes|
Then whilst preparing dinner I heard a squeaking sound out in the garden and there climbing the fence was a little fledgling (not entirely sure what bird it was - a blue tit or similar I think). Sorry the pictures aren't too clear, I didn't want to get too close and frighten them.
|Such a big fence for such a teeny bird!|
Mummy kept coming down making encouraging chirps and the fledgling made it to the safety of our garden fairy lights.
It sat there quite a while, totally bemused by the whole task at hand but then all of a sudden it plucked up the courage and flew off towards mummy on a nearby roof. It was sooo lovely to see as we never get birds in our garden.
After all that excitement we had our dinner and Little Miss wanted something for dessert. I remembered Penelope's lovely post for Coolers. I had some blueberries and strawberries in the freezer so they were whizzed up with some natural yoghurt and a teaspoon of icing sugar for a little sweetness. It went down very well!
|Strawberry and Blueberry Cooler - Delicious!|
Ooh, just wanted to show you this - It's mint from Mum and Dads garden, Mum gave me a cutting on Saturday and I'm attempting to grow it (not holding out too much hope!). I Love mint, I find it very nostalgic. It used to grow in my Grandparents garden and I always remember walking past the HUGE bush they had and having to pinch it's leaves to release it's aromatic smell - Mmmmm!
Hope you all had a relaxing Sunday. Just wanted to say thank you for ALL your wonderful comments on my last couple of posts and a warm hello to all my followers - its so lovely to have your company! As I'm nearly at 50 followers I shall be hosting a giveaway over the Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend to say thank you to you all! More later in the week!