D is for:
Daisy the dachshund. I thought we'd start the week with a spoonful of cuteness! This is the new addition to our daughter's family and she's very tiny and very cute. Needless to say the children are beside themselves with excitement, we just have to now break the news to Coco that there's a new kid on the block getting the attention.
Coco and I found ourselves with a free day on Saturday as Paul had an art class at a local museum and I decided the time was right to go through my wardrobe and donate anything summery that hadn't been worn, put away the things that I know won't be worn again until next year and replace them with the autumn/winter clothes that I packed away earlier this year. It's one of those jobs that takes time and you have to be in the right frame of mind to do it properly or you make rash decisions with the donation pile (that you come to regret) or lose interest and just keep everything!
In normal times we normally celebrate the start of summer with a paella at our friends house, it's kind of a tradition, cocktails in the garden beforehand, then an authentic paella using a recipe that was given to them by a Spanish friend. For reasons I don't need to explain, we weren't able to go to their house to do that this year so we found ourselves celebrating the end of summer this Saturday evening.
So with the tidying mood still flowing, today sees me tackling the pile of toys which is threatening to take over the spare bedroom. This is a job that can only be done when you don't have a small person with you saying 'but I love that toy/game/book Nanny'. Neighbours very kindly offer us toys when their children outgrow them and I'm too soft to refuse anything but I have to face facts, there are things that don't get played with so wish me luck as I roll up my sleeves and add some more to the donation box!
Have a good week.