13 March 2013

Summer, you may leave now thank you.

A paddling pool with a view.

We've just come out the other side of a record heatwave, despite it being Autumn, apparently. As part of my cunning plan to deal with the ridiculous temperatures, we bought the youngest child a pool for his birthday.

Don't get too excited, it's only a thirty dollar paddling pool (and he did get another 'proper' present) but boy it does the trick of cooling one's core body temperature, especially when taken in conjunction with a large G&T (the adults of the household) or lemon cordial (the offspring).

Here is said offspring, about to blow out 14 candles. My baby! Wah!

About to blow out 14 candles

Since the day that was taken, the eldest has also had a birthday (nineteen), the eldest has become the proud owner of his first car (my firstborn! Wah!) the eldest has started university, the middle child came down with a nasty vomitty virus the day his braces were due to come off so he is still in possession of said braces (but is no longer vomitting, thank heaven), i have had a big birthday but not so big that it has a zero on the end, and i've been to the first craft camp of the year. More to come from that later, with photos.

In the meantime, here's the final sunrise shot of this heatwave. Autumn, we're ready for you please.

Last morning of the record heatwave


blackbird said...

Happy Birthday to all!

I, you will be surprised to learn, am nearly done with winter - though it's supposed to be mighty cold this weekend.
I'll send it your way.


Sue said...

Yes, I too am done with winter. I suppose there will shortly be a time when it cools down for you and warms up for us and we can all enjoy the same temperatures.

My youngest becomes a teenager at the weekend -wah!

tracy said...

Autumn - my most homesick time of the year.

kgirl said...

thank goodness that heatwave is done, eh?! living near the beach helped us some; not being able to swim due to surgery sucked for me tho :(

here's to better knitting weather!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

If only weather swops were possible ... you'd think we bloggers would have got that one sussed by now!

Megan said...

It hasn't been as hot here, but hot enough, and so dry. I am very willing for Autumn to arrive also.

Megan said...

It hasn't been as hot here, but hot enough, and so dry. I am very willing for Autumn to arrive also.

librarygirl said...

lots of happening at yours!
happy March and hopefully Autumn for us all now!

dragonfly said...

LIke Sue, I'm so over winter now. It feels as though it has been forever.
Oh, for bare toes again!

Isabelle said...

Just send summer round the world, would you? Britain indulged in a bit of snow on Monday; not what we wanted from spring.

Ali said...

Happy many birthdays! And I too am hanging out for the change of season. It seems so long coming.

Stomper Girl said...

Yeah summer, take your sapping hot days and uncomfortable hot nights and all your annoying insects and sod off to the northern hemisphere!

DrChopSuey said...

Just catching up on blogs and you made me chuckle - we just got a mighty fine snow storm here in the Washington DC area. I'll send some snow your way and you can send some sun mine. :)

As always beautiful pictures and love reading about your adventures.

Julie said...

Please, please send any spare heat to the UK! We are COLD here!!