Friday, 26 July 2013

Summer....

Summer is really here!
 
Summer can't really start until the kids have finished school, but that happened yesterday, so here we are!
 
The weather is amazing, and we have already had our first thunder storm.  It was a few nights ago - I woke up with each BANG, but dropped off again in between.  I am like that.  Mrs RC (who has just posted a new blog post, after a bit of a break) just stays awake once woken up.  Don't know how she does it, but I think she thinks the same about my ability to doze off again!
 
Summer, of course, means that the Honeymoon is getting closer - less than 2 weeks to go - we collect the tickets tomorrow!
 
Mrs RC is a bundle of nerves and excitement about this, and has been finding things to do to keep her mind of it.  For example, she just built a small duck pond in the garden...
 
 
Yes, that is a Tyranosaurus Rex emerging from the undergrowth.  He and the ducks are toys that the kids played with when they were little.  It isn't finished, now she is talking about extending it so we can have more plants in it.  The only worry is that it might become a tempting cooling off place for an over heated dog...
 
Maybe the Tyranosaurus will put them off?
 
Hm, nearly time to finish, things have finally slowed down at work.  I can hear a cold beer calling me, and maybe an evening sitting in the garden painting toy soldiers.  That would be good...
 
Have a great weekend!  See you next week!

8 comments:

Ninny said...

Your summer just arrived, and things look nice at the pond...T-Rex and ducks and all. I just posted on my blog about the summer wind we got here in Oklahoma.

Oh and I visited Mrs. RC, too!

Riot Kitty said...

I love the T-rex! Forget the dog, it looks tempting to ME.

ShadowRun300 said...

Whoa. Summer vacation just began for your kids? I need to send my kids there. Perhaps they wouldn't be so bored by mid-July.
How exciting that your honeymoon is just around the corner! I bet the next two weeks will fly by!
Tell Mrs. RC I love the duck pond, but I plan to head over to her blog next, so I may just tell her myself. :)

wigsf3 said...

I didn't realize you got summer over there. I thought it just rained all year round.

The T. rex might keep away small birds. I used a fake alligator to keep birds away from my pond. It only worked on small birds. Five feet tall herons were not deterred

Abby said...

Your summer begins as ours comes to an end? Well, we should be plenty hot for a while, kids go back to school in another 3 weeks though.

I love the duck pond! I've got some old toys of the guns and trucks variety, but I don't think that would make for a very nice pond.

Shammickite said...

School finishes here for the summer at the end of June, and doesn't resume until the day after Labour Day, that's at the beginning of september. No wonder our children get bored. I always sent my son away to a summer camp for a couple of weeks, then the next year he went for a month, and eventually ended up spending the whole summer there as one of the camp counsellors to the smaller children, he loved it! He even took our dog with him to be Official Camp Dog.
Love the duck pond. Hope those ducks don't keep you awake at night with their incessant quacking....

terri said...

Here, summer is just beginning to wind down. And yours is just starting! Good to hear your weather is very summer like and the honeymoon is just around the corner. I can imagine how excited you both must be.

I love the duck pond. I've been wanting to create something similar, but I've got a couple of projects that I have to tackle first. Then maybe a little garden pond!

agg79 said...

Love the t-rex/duck pond. I'm sure the dogs won't mind sharing the cool water.