Hurray for Half Term! Despite E having one more exam to go, the fact that we have a week off means that there has been time for a few fun moments, for which we are very grateful. Thursday afternoon saw us driving to Oxford to give L a good luck present (her exams start, just as E's finish!).
We sat in the sunshine here, waiting for L to finish her lecture:
.... and then sat on the grass, half way between a cricket match and people playing Ultimate Frisbee. The frisbee was really serious and injuries were witnessed! L sometimes plays a gentler version in college with some of her more mathematical friends, called ....... Penultimate Frisbee!
Presents were opened. Meet Aloysius, named after Sebastian's teddy in Brideshead Revisited:
Then we started to feel a little peckish, so walked through the park with a certain destination in mind:
We did, however, get a little side tracked here:
Oops, I forgot to rotate this one!
A good luck cuddly woodlouse! Who could fail to be cheered?
The bumble bees are back in residence in our sparrow box (a row of 3 terraced boxes - the bees occupy the box on the right) - I don't know which are the noisiest neighbours with all the tweeting and buzzing!
A river side barbecue. Note to self: strim the grass on the edge of the bank!
Phyllis and Harriet dozing on R's lap:
The first cut roses from the garden this year:
Doing the first tricksy couple of rows for my coastal ripple in preparation for Dorset. Thankfully, my counting went OK this time!
A bike ride with E and a scratch picnic by the canal:
I did rather like this boat, Sea Witch - great name.
Toodle Pip for now. x