Saturday, 28 August 2010

1 Down, Many to go.

With life whizzing away due to busy jobs and play times... not to mention the fact that my brain has melted and dribbled out my ears after 8.1 weeks with the sproglets, I had forgotten something momentous: Today is the day.

'What day?' You may well ask.

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Just now Hubby appeared in the kitchen wearing his most alluring jeans... the ones where you get to see his bottom and his knees (but not, thank god, through the same hole.) He'd been mowing. I was stirring a huge vat of hot, garlicy rata-mamma, due to the daily glut in the garden....

'We'll have a special BBQ tonight and we shall drink an entire bottle of Larches Elderflower Champagne. Sorry, I haven't got any of the real stuff!'

I was intrigued and then instantly distracted: The 7yo and the 5yo started loudly petitioning for champagne and I negotiated for a cease-fire. They were only placated when I promised to make up a cocktail (non alcoholic) of our own fruits; blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and plums... yummy.... Now my attention drifted back to ..... what the hell was I doing?.... Oh yes Rata-mamma (ratatouille for those confused) oh and hubby..... patiently smiling at me....

'We're here a year today,' he reminded us.

Wow-wee, can't believe it really. It actually seems like forever, like we've always lived here. The weather is almost identical to this time last year - spots of rain followed by sun.. it all seems like yesterday.

If you're new to the blog, or you've never read the start of our story, maybe you'd like to start at the beginning? Try clicking here: Once upon a time.....

The Archers at The Larches

Lou - Chicken whisperer....

Lou - Chicken whisperer....

Snowy and Moon

Snowy and Moon