9 July 2007

School holidays are for ...

• staying in your jarmies till mid afternoon

• blogging while the children watch a dvd

• eating cold roast vegetables for breakfast, straight from the Tupperware

• 'working from home'

• the never ending chore of collecting kindling

kindling

• listening to the Hoodoo Gurus on the stereo, thereby regaining some street cred with my children who looked up in amazement and awe that Mum could possibly know "awesome music like that"

• catching up with friends (late afternoons, once dressed)

• hitting the library to read Tin Tin and borrow books, including another audio book (Magic Faraway Tree read by Kate Winslet)

library

• hanging out for the new Harry Potter book and fillum

• hot chocolate

hot chocolate

• Demented Lego Army (installation by Son #3)

demented army

• hitting the book section at the op shop. Someone was throwing out their Amy Tans. Got a fabulous stack of children's books too, deserving of their own post

books

• small knitting projects.

gumnut gnomes from korknisse pattern

35 comments:

Em said...

Yes, yes, yes! Minus the knitting for me (alas!)

Stomper Girl said...

Some people dread school holidays but I like them. It's fun to hang out with the boys, especially the school-age one, gives us time to play, read, kick, talk, bake together.

And blogging in my jarmies while the kids watch dvds, feels really lazy and decadent, but also really good.

The lego army is fantastic.

leslie said...

i just finished reading the kitchen god's wife a few weeks ago, also found at the op shop. it's a great story and just that little bit tear enducing - loved it : )

h&b said...

We have quite a few TinTin books here.

In France, when everyone else was looking at Notre Dame, I nicked off to a little Tintin shop i'd seen out the bus on the way over and bought a poster ( http://house-n-baby.blogspot.com/2006/06/pros-cons-of-latesleeper.html )

Also, in the Louvre.
I bought TinTin books from the giftshop.

I am a heathen.

:)

Lazy cow said...

Yes, yes, yes.
My cooking has been abysmal these holidays: pasta, pasta, pasta, and toasted cheese sandwiches for a bit of variation.
Love the reading photo. I've been taking photos of the kids reading every day.

jorth said...

Fillum! Love it!

bluemountainsmary said...

The cold wet weather in the mountains these holidays has meant more than one day where the kids did not get out of their pyjamas at all ...and reading on their beds seems to be one of their favourite things - the bliss!! Whilst we are all ready for them to be back at school by the end of the holidays right now I am revelling in the slow unfurling of these days.

Janet said...

I heart your green basket :)

Poppy & Mei said...

Did I already say "you're making me homesick"? Yes? O.K. sorry...

tut-tut said...

Sounds just about perfect to me, plus you've given me some new authors to investigate.

shula said...

An all round, gorgeous day.

blackbird said...

Of course I now pine for a fire in the fireplace.
It's well over 90 here.

telfair said...

Gosh I wish I had a school holiday!

Somehow holidays are different when you're grown and spending hard-earned vacation days.

Looks like a wonderful time with the Soup family.

Ms Pretend said...

Not at the school holiday stage yet but it all sounds great!

herhimnbryn said...

Ah, kindling....don't get me started on that subject!

BabelBabe said...

god, how i adore you, adopt me. i know you'r enot old enough to be my mother - who cares.

Primo has read thru all the library Tintins so is embarking on Asterix now.

and wha blackbird said - it's so hot in fact that we are heading to the mall where i can do a few errands and it is ACed. Much as I hate the mall, I hate sticking to everything worse, and the pool doesn't open till 1.

Yummers! said...

I love your hot chocolate... so lovely that I wouldn't want to drink it and disturb the design... for at least a minute.
~Joni
I have a GIVEAWAY on my site today! Nothing extravagant but it is my design and handmade.

hazeljoy said...

i well love the reading-concentration on those sweet faces.
and i stay in my jimmies ALL day (i've even been to the shop in them) xx

crafty said...

Fabulous!

Emma said...

So sad. My kidlets went back to school today and I am sitting all alone in an empty, very lived in (alright, filthy) house. I wanna go back on holidays! Wahhhh!

sooz said...

Oh my lord those little knitted dudes sort of marching sort of waddling, that are just great.

MsCellania said...

Ah, makes me long for the cold, dark days of winter...
I like your little 'marching, waddling' dudes, too!
Please tell me that was a coffee shop hot choco and not something you generally do at home, in your spare time?!

meggie said...

Looks like a great holiday time enjoyed by all! Love your little knitteds.

Joke said...

Wait. Did you knit those tiny things so the demented Lego army would be warm on maneuvers?

-J.

daintee said...

I've heard great reviews about Amy Tan! I should pick up some of her stuff for my vacation, too!

Terri said...

I was wondering, what is the school year like there. We go from September thru June. Since your summer is our winter is your school year opposite ours too?
Terri

Suse said...

I don't decorate my hot chocolates, the local cafe does!

And yes, our long holidays are in summer, over Christmas. These are just the regular 2 week ones that pop up sporadically to separate the school terms.

Harmany Quilting said...

i couldent agree more with your dimented lego army (ps my brother and i have built quite a collection).

Surfing Free said...

Wow! Your school holidays sound so much more peaceful than mine. Prehaps I should throw a newborn into the mix at your house and see how much knitting gets done! ;)
But I can relate to the jarmies until midday .... or midnight and beyond.

Meow (aka Connie) said...

I love school holidays for many of the reasons you listed.
Enjoy the last day of them.
Take care, Meow

sherry said...

That is some smashing hot chocolate!

School holidays are terrific. I love the unstructured togetherness of them.

I also love the Lego installation (though I am wondering why we don't have the Yeti guy, considering the number of Legos inhabiting our house,) and the lovely little knitted gnomey fellows.

Di said...

Sounds like good holidays to me! Hope you enjoy all of those Amy Tan books!

I love the lego army - particularly demented indeed!!

posiepatchwork said...

Why haven't i been to your blog before?? What a beautiful life you have, plus a recipe for Sour Dough Bread, my favourite!! We still have one more week of School Holidays in the NT, yes, 4 weeks + 1 day, in the most beautiful Dry Season weather. Our days are still 30C+ so i can't keep the children indoors. They even proclaimed "television is boring, can we please go back outside after our baths?? Please visit my blog 8 show your boys what 4 little school children get up to in their holidays, right up the top of Australia. Best holiday EVER!! I work from home anyway, so it's awesome. Tomorrow, we'll be making sour dough bread, hopefully eating it for lunch too, my children have a penchent for uncooked dough, be it bread, pizza or pastry. Yum!! Love Posie

MyUtopia said...

What fun! I love the pictures!

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