We have our granddaughter here for the week, and it's glorious weather! Garden shots above, centered by "Girl in a Hammock" (pictured just underneath a shot of a flotilla of canoes gathering in front of our place before heading in to Nanaimo's Bathtub Race Festivities this weekend). The shot, centre right is of the duvet on the bed in the guest cottage, crowded up against the window, trees cuddling up to it, right outside. . .
We made ice cream last night -- I found the Donvier I gave my Cook-Turned-Massage-Therapist daughter for her 12th or 13th birthday. If she wants it back after reading this, I think I'll buy one for myself -- that was fun!
I'd tell you more about the magic hours of Nola playing out elaborate stories with toys on the floor while Paul and I worked and read and cleaned nearby, but I think I'm going to hang out with the IRL people instead. After all, it's my guy's birthday today. I looked through the archives for earlier birthday posts in his honour -- he gets a mention most years, but back in July 2007 he got a whole post of his own (well, I might have snuck in some Paris as well . . . ). And again in 2009. I think he favours a simple day at the beach today, right here at home. Nola and I will probably go into town for groceries. She thinks he'd like a three-layer cake, stacked higher like a wedding cake (but then she giggles and admits that's what she really wants). We'll see. . . It's pretty hot here, for the 3rd or 4th day in a row, with 5 or 6 more, at least , to come. Huge sympathy for my 38-week pregnant daughter -- they air-conditioned one room for her, but she's getting a bit stir-crazy in it . . . .
Anyway, I'm off to the beach chairs with my morning cuppa. Hope you're having a lovely day, perhaps with some sunshine as well, with any luck not too hot for you to stand it, enjoy it even! Maybe with ice cream -- have any of you ever made your own? Was it fabulous?!
Happy Birthday Paul! Happy Summer Day, all the rest of you!