I am sad to see the holiday's coming to an end, it has been lovely to have a break from the make the lunches, dress and feed everyone, get the homework and ballet outfit together, get myself organised all before 8.30 am routine - you know how it goes...
Our smalls went for a visit with their grandparents - the Crafty Mother took 4 grandchildren camping (no, I have not sprouted another 2, they are the cousins) on my parents rural property. Two days and nights sans smalls was just the right amount of time for us all I think. The Mr and I went and saw "My Afternoons with Margueritte", a must see for lovers of french films.
We also had a leisurely trip to the markets for great coffee, fresh produce and flowers.
I spent a good part of a day cooking for the Mr's annual birthday dinner party. No photos, just 5 courses, plenty of wine, a souffle that did indeed rise and the cherry tart that did not flambe. Lots of laughter, good friends and a menu picked from Julia's collection.
When it was time to pick up the smalls, we were all happy to be back together, and spent the afternoon in the garden, pottering around.
A few pictures of what is growing in our yard, and the flourishing potager...
One more day, then back to the routine, which is welcome, until the next holiday!