Life is just ticking along at a lovely clip and I have finally got into the swing of the school day with S.’s naps and my daily agenda. Sometimes when I am feeling organised, I usher the kids out of the house 50 minutes earlier for a walk in the woods to visit our transplanted Christmas tree before school. This is never without complaint from myself or the kids, but once we’re on our way, all is well and the rest of the day just clicks into place. The weather has been bitter, but look at the quality of light! I love this time of year. We’ve had a lot of indoor time too. Water play at the sink has been the activity-du-jour. Our kitchen floor has never been so clean.
Do any scientists (or anyone, really) out there know why the coconut oil on top of my coffee (don’t ask why there is coconut oil on top of my coffee) went into this incredible formation?
The first signs were the toys belonging to one neighbour’s dog ending up in another neighbour’s garden. Then there were the shallowly buried bones in the garden, exhumed by the afforementioned dog. The flickering of security lights at strange hours finally illuminated the story…we have foxes, my friends! And, because we no longer keep chickens, I am very excited about this! And I can’t stop thinking about foxes. I’ve been reciting this favourite song for the kids, listening to this album while I write, and remembering my favourite scene from our beloved film, Fantastic Mr Fox.
I’m going to take another little break from blogging over the next couple of weeks. My partner is out of town, and I have a variety of extra commitments that I am excited about, but also a little daunted by, as I will have to manage them alongside the extra domestic duties. I hope you enjoy the rest of Autumn (or Spring, you southern hemispherers), and I will see you soon!