We spent a perfectly lazy day, chatting, dodging the showers, eating and drinking wine. In the evening, once her little people had gone to bed, we sat down to watch Love Actually, which happened to be on TV. It's one of those films, that no matter how many times I watch it, I still enjoy it. The bit when Bill Nighy's character calls Dec 'Ant or Dec' just makes me laugh every time. Do you have a favourite bit?
Every time I stay there, for some reason I like to have the tiny window in my bedroom thrown open to breathe in the air and wake to the sounds of the countryside rather than the sirens and traffic I am used to here at home.
I really feel like I'm winding down now. The end of term is drawing nearer, and with it, my last days working at school. Today, I had a little leaving party here at my house for the children in my class and the rest of the staff. I made some freshly laid egg sandwiches and a yummy sponge cake filled with fresh raspberries and mascapone cream.
It didn't last long!
We all sat out in the garden and the children enjoyed having a go in my hammock and I got Tom's swing out of the shed so they could have a go in that too. The dogs were in their element with all the attention and the children seemed to love the experience of having them around. I don't think any of them have a pet.
I need to get my thinking hat (pretty sharpish!) as I'd like to get them all a present when I leave. Any ideas? Maybe a book, seeing as my other role in school is librarian...