This weekend I shall be nestled happily into the bosom of my family as I anticipate a weekend of calm before the storm. I shall be doing some reassuring for those who are a wee bit wobbly about my imminent departure and some comfort baking. The rhubarb is beginning to resemble a gunera so we shall gather in the harvest and make some more rhubarb crumble and possibly some rhubarb and ginger jam.
Boy Number 2 enjoys slashing the leaves off the rhubarb with his penknife once it has been pulled, Bonus Boy and Darling Girl love getting their hands in the crumble mix while my eldest enjoys eating it so all in all it’s a winner.
It’s looking windy, Bonus Boy gave the barometer a bash this morning so we may also try to climb our favourite hill for a bit of kite flying. Whenever Bonus Boy has string in his hand with something on the end I have visions of him being whisked away a la Piglet on Windsday and I can’t resist singing ‘Let’s Go Fly A Kite’ in an overly jolly, thigh slapping and enthusiastic way just to annoy the teens. All good family fun!
(Look!…He’s taking off already and he hasn’t even got his kite out yet!)
What are you up to this weekend? What is your favourite ‘sinking into my family’ activity? I need some distraction techniques!
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