In the half-sorted summer house I have managed a little "me time" this week.Sometimes, in all honesty, this has only meant that I have sat staring at the wall with a cup of tea.
Sometimes I get things done.
A couple of days ago I cut off the legs of a pair of old jeans and made two little "Nature Bags"; one for Frank and one for the child of a friend.
They are worn messenger style and are for all the little conkers, acorns, leaves and feathers Frank tends to pick up when we are out and about.
Frank seems really taken with his little bag and is filling it with all kinds of things that then make their way to the nature table (some get removed by me, held at arms length; he is a boy after all and is fascinated with all kinds of gross things!!) And today I've had another couple of hours and ran up these cute little trousers for my boy to wear around the house.
I love this soft flannel and love checks but they do look so much like pyjamas that I fear he'll get comments if I let him out in them.
I have in image in my head, however, of he and I in front of The Wind in the Willows on DVD and the fire glowing in the grate as we snuggle up on late Autumn evenings.