We have a new member of the family
A friend of ours who has a dreadful phobia of frogs found this little chap in their garden. Knowing we have our little nature pond now, they offered to let us adopt him. Actually it was more a case of begging us to take him! He seems to have settled in well and has found his happy place, half in and half out of the watercress plant.
It's become my morning routine to go out after breakfast and see if I can find him. He's always so well camouflaged in the greenery. I hope he doesn't miss us too much when we are on holiday! I am sure he will miss having some weird woman peering into the pond every morning searching for him!
So, our daughter's isolation period is over; she booked herself in for a hair cut and colour and then a manicure appointment and gleefully handed the children over to Daddy to make up for the 10 very long days and nights that she has had them all to herself!
We have a very suspicious looking dog here at the moment. I'm sure she knows what those black cases mean when we get them out of the loft. She'll have a lot of fun with her temporary family but she does have a way of making you feel very guilty. I'm looking at the weather forecast and it looks as if we may have a dry, warm week ahead so fingers crossed (but of course I will be packing for every eventuality as we all know what a week in England can be like!)
I'm remembering to pack my photo hunt list so that I can hopefully cross a few more categories off. I always like to find a few things from further afield.
We are off to friends for pre-holiday drinks later, it's a tradition we started many years ago and a lovely way to start the week off. I probably ought to be getting those cases zipped up before we go so I don't have to think about that when we get back later. Also once they are zipped, there is no chance of me throwing in one more item of clothing 'just in case'. After all, there's no luggage restriction on a UK break so no reason to travel light!