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The Week That Was – 3.39

April 4th, 2011 · 11 Comments

Have a look at our weather tree…


There is a blue leaf… a single blue leaf…

We had our first rainy day of they year…

And yes, that cherry picker came to visit us because our electricity pole caught on fire… pop, fizz, bang, fizz, pop, bang, BANG and we were powerless.

And repairs…

After a morning of excitement and standing under the gutters to catch every trickle of rain they finally moved indoors for a week of reading caverns.

Everywhere I looked their were blankets and books

And tents and books

And just a few more books…


And some houses were simpler than others…

But just as effective…


And someone claimed he had hit a growth spurt and just to ensure that no-one was getting ahead of anyone we had a growth check… and someone may have been mistaken and nobody is overtaking anybody just yet!!!

There are other signs that the season is changing: Seasonal house guests…

Evening sea mist rolling up the valley…

Cool crisp days…

Lone white sails on a crisp clear sea…


And regattas…

And traffic… as city dwellers head down to the seaside…

And more traffic… look at that ribbon of cars up the mountain…

And lazy days at the harbor…

Where the only thing happening was the rise and fall of fishing boats…

And sleeping lighthouses…

And people watching…

People watching airshows!!! Up…

And down…

And up…

And down…

Otherwise the biggest excitement was most likely the clearing of the wall space…

And the watching…

And waiting…

And construction…
And the weekend in bed just loving it!!!

And the usual arts and crafts…

And our book of the week has to be… Let’s face it can you ever get enough of little Golden Books!!!

This is what the Hoods got up to…
Hood #1: There was still sunshine and swimming and harvesting of corn…

Some seriously proud farmers…

Not bad for a first crop…

Lady bugs and all…

Hood #2: Oh joy, a new Popular Mechanics…

Hood #3: Discovered that she is going to be one of her best friends flower girls!!! I don’t have to say anything!!!

Hood #4: It is official, he is a pirateer… and all other mortals have become sharks…

And he loved a visit to his aunt that didn’t want to be blogged!!!

Hood #5: Has rediscovered zoobs, they have been out of action for a while.

Hood #6: And Harriet the Spy is a permanent resident… it’s genetic, she gets it from her mother!!!

Seriously, how lucky am I to have this cute spy roaming my house!!!

Has discovered learning to read apps…

Hood #7: Is the instigator of the Sunday night romp to nursery rhymes while the big kids are at church.

Oh the heady joy!!!

Hood #8: And I seem to have another fruit bat in the family…

I don’t know how I can tell!!!

Otherwise if there is no one around to give you a hug…

Just remember you can always have a quick cuddle with the mirror!!!

That’s us – Hope you have a fun week!!!

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cheryl // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Excellent sweetcorn! I bet it tasted all the better for being homegrown. You really are seeing the change of the seasons. Love the photos from your part of the world.

  • 2 Sally // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    So much fun! I loved reading this post today — thank you for sharing!
    Our week was fraught with sickness, but a new week began with lots of sunshine and a long long walk — hooray for spring!

  • 3 se7en // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Hi Cheryl, You are so right!!! We are definitely planting much more corn next year… who knew you could grow it right at the coast with all the sea salt and all!!! So many plants don’t thrive here but corn is not one of them!!!! Hope you all have a great week!!!

  • 4 se7en // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Hi Sally, Thanks for stoping by!!! Hope you are all feeling better and your week just gets better and better!!!

  • 5 Kimberly // Apr 5, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Seeing Hood #3 reading Trixie Beldon reminds me of how much I wanted to BE Trixie when I was growing up! How fun! And my five year old dragged out our zoobs this morning after months and months of not touching them. They seem to always sense when something is headed for the giveaway pile… 🙂 Enjoy your week!

  • 6 sherrin // Apr 5, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the glimpse into your world in this post and your recent Cape Town outing :)! Thank you! We are harvesting the last of our corn here in Tasmania, Australia. We will have it for dinner tomorrow – yum, yum :).

  • 7 se7en // Apr 5, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Hi Sherrin in far away Tasmania!!! Now if I only knew what to plant in a winter garden!!! I am going to have to find out because the thought of not grabbing something from the garden for dinner is just a little sad!!! Have a great week!!!

  • 8 se7en // Apr 5, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Kimberly… I never read Trixie Beldon, can you believe… and my kids love and adore them!!! Hope you have a fabulous week too!!!

  • 9 Karyn // Apr 6, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Well done with your sweet corn. So exciting!! It was obviously well pollinated – the bees must feel very welcome at your place 🙂 love, Karyn

  • 10 Stephanie // Apr 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Yay! I loved seeing the outside shots! You have such beauty around you! I love how the earth just climbs right off the coast! Here we have tall mountains, but we are nowhere near the sea. 🙂

  • 11 se7en // Apr 10, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Hay Stephanie… We love our mountains, we love our sea… it is a very good place to live “between”… I know I should take more out and about pics!!! Hope you are having the funnest weekend!!!

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