|The Traveling Wardrobe|
I don't drive in the city, so a wonderful couple J & L, shared their beautiful home with us and ferried the patient. I am still overwhelmed by their kindness, taking in a worried wife and five lively farm children into their lovely home and orderly lives is far beyond the call of duty.
What an amazing place it was to stay in. J has the biggest television I have ever seen, and a wonderful, eclectic range of movies. The children really enjoyed watching Madagascar 2(and I enjoyed the comfort of a sofa rather than hard theatre seats).
|Sitting in the sitting room|
(oliver+S Hopscotch top&skirt and Music Box pinny)
The house had lots of places to sit and read or chat. The twins quickly made the sitting room bay window into a pre-teen nook, playing games and listening to their newly acquired i-pods (which they proudly bought from e-bay with their hard earned house cleaning money).
|Hopscotch in the City|
(oliver+S Hopscotch top & skirt)
J&L's home is situated next to a playground, so much fun was to be had there!
(oliver+S Jumprope dress and Tea Party dress & bloomers)
It was a well equipped playground but sadly we barely saw it being used......at least not by children.
I am pretty sure what those big lads were doing would not fit into playground etiquette!
(Sketchbook shirt&shorts and Jumprope dress, both oliver+S)
I just don't understand graffiti. People tell me it is art, what is so jolly artistic about writing the Karma Sutra in the current day vernacular on children's play equipment?
(oliver+S Jumprope dress)
The children thought they were very special , having a whole playground to themselves. Son&Heir only pushed his sisters on the swings instead of the usual line up of tots that he seems to attract.
|Blue sky vision|
(oliver+s Jumprope dress)
It was quite warm, so we made frequent short visits.
The slippery-dip was so hot I was worried Little Ones legs would burn.
If we lingered too long Small One started spelling out the rude words(much to the suppressed giggles of her older siblings).
J&L are also the owners of a gorgeous swimming pool! A HUGE novelty for the Fab 4.
With three willing adults to supervise, they spent as much time as possible in the water.
The multi talented J is also a top class scuba diver,and very generously lent his snorkels and time instructing the children on the proper techniques.
(Hopscotch top&Nature Walk pants)
Little One opted out.
|oliver+S Bubble dress|
|G&T FOR L&Me!|
We were so well taken care of.
Husband was in hospital overnight, but stayed another night in town to rest before heading home.
A rest he would not have taken if we returned straight away.
L is a dear friend that I have had the pleasure to know since I nannied for her as a extremely precocious teenager. With my own mother being quite elderly when I had children, L has been my inspiration from breast feeding tips, child nutrition, discipline for pre-teens to home decorating and cooking.
I cannot imagine her not in my life and I love her dearly.
Thankyou J&L......What more can I say?
PS Husband is recovering well, back at work and doing far more than he should!