Things have been busy again here (it would be simpler if I stopped mentioning that and just actually comment when it isn’t or when I achieve something other than the bare minimum).
We had a wonderful weekend with friends staying. I’ve known A&P since uni. Gone are the days of sitting up for hours over cheap wine and strange food concoctions (at least I think my food has improved a bit over the years, maybe I should have asked them) but it is still so lovely to see them. We, I’m quite sure, haven’t changed much in the last 20 years but circumstances have……..5 children between us and theirs are just 3 years and 10 months. Makes for busy but fun times.
There was a brief pause in otherwise unremitting rain and we made a dash for the beach. The girls, needless to say, got soaked…..somewhat led on by P it has to be said!
They also practised scary faces to chase away sea monsters – here’s Islay’s best attempt at a scary face……..I bet you’re terrified now.
By Sunday Islay had a high temperature and and really wasn’t feeling well. On Monday she slept all the way into and back from Edinburgh when I took A&P to the station to catch the train back to London. Today is the first she hasn’t had a raised temperature and she is much more cheery.
Thankfully by yesterday she was able to play a bit and I had a break from reading stories. And thankgoodness for good old fashioned toys. Playmobil, playdoh and drawing were what kept her happy.
The playmobil people spent a fair bit of time lying in bed ‘feeling ill and having a rest’. They didn’t do any of the lying on the sofa, moaning and demanding stories that Islay did – strange.
All we need now is for her appetite to return. Oh, and for the boys not to succumb to this or one of the many other bugs going around.
We’re looking forward to a rare day and night without the children this weekend. My brother and sister-in-law are looking after them for 24 hours. John and I are off into Edinburgh for lunch out, meeting friends for drinks and then to Murrayfield to watch Scotland beat Wales at rugby……..or the other way round according to John but he is undoubtedly wrong. At least one of us should be happy with the outcome!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend whatever your plans are. And I’m making a small wish for some sun next week – not unreasonable to ask?