We went to Whitelee Wind Farm again. The weather was changeable but warm and the kids had a picnic. I love this picture - Miss Mouse just looks as if we she was born to eat outside, and the Boy and MrBorg were being funny. Bliss.
Along with many others I got weirdly fascinated by the Longest Set over the last couple of days, oddly compelling but at the same time astoundingly dull. So as my mind was mostly on the television it's appropriate that my picture is of the television just after the epic Isner-Mahut match eventually came to an end.
After school we went to Kittochside again - needed to get something in the museum shop, and as we'd had to hurry away the other day to take the cat to the vet, I let the kids play in the play area for a bit today.
Toby has acquired an injury (we suspect it was a bite from the Other Cat that was winding him up so much in the garden) and has a cone to stop him licking the wound. Naturally he's quite adept at removing it.
Miss Mouse and I met up with my friend and her daughter at the park. It was a really glorious day - Miss Mouse was wearing the tunic/dress that Uncle Hopalong (Uncle Soon-Not-To-Be-Hopalong that is!) got her in India - it jingles so she loves it, but is also very cool on a hot day. We had lunch in the courtyard bit of the cafe - look at that sky!
I took the boy swimming after school - as we arrived it really looked as if it was going to absolutely pour, possibly with thunder, lightning and other disturbing meteorological wotsits (apologies to my cousin the meteorologist, though I wouldn't put it past her to say the same thing). But it didn't really come to much. We really should have a word for that sneaking feeling of meteorological disappointment.
As well as my stint on the 'homebakes' stall (really must make an effort to bake for it next year, especially now I know what goes down well), I got to wander round the other stalls this year and watch my kids on the bouncy castle and on the pony rides.
Adventure Ted is still with us (his last week). Lucky Ted was a witness to the Boy losing his very first wobbly tooth! Actually not literally a witness - the Boy had gone swimming with Grandma and Miss Mouse. He jumped in the pool and the tooth made a bid for freedom. How it didn't end up on the bottom of the swimming-pool I don't know, but somehow the Boy saved it and the Tooth Fairy didn't have to dig out the scuba gear.
Apparently the old fence between us and next-door was made from old pallets 20 years ago! I'm impressed.
The time has come though to replace it, and Mr-Next-door is tackling it. We're chipping in and I've been pulling up the fuchsia that was lovingly intertwined with the fence and trying to take over the world. The cats are bewildered by the sudden easy access.
Once upon a time my friend Bee told me about 'project 365' in which you take a photo a day for a year. I wasn't that disciplined about it and it took me one year and 3 months to reach Day 365, but it quickly became a habit of sorts and also a record of my year. So I've overrun but I continue with it anyway!