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Thursday, June 30th, 2011

For a good while now I’ve been feeling a little…..well….out-socked if I’m honest. I’m loving my little Giotto socks, which have now almost reached the toe (and I’m not giving up on them – honest!), but I just feel like a change. I’m a bit of a cardigan girl and I’ve been going through all my […]

Flowers at Mainau

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

It’s hard to beat the rose gardens and flowers at Mainau. What a delight! Can you smell the roses? Helen

The hottest day of the year at Insel Mainau

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Today was the hottest day of the year and Mel and I trekked off to Insel Mainau – the flower island. A tiny island linked to the northern shore of Lake Constance (Bodensee) in Southern Germany with a microclimate that seems almost tropical. A haven of peace and tranquility. Full of flowers and majestic trees. […]

Hot socks and tennis balls

Monday, June 27th, 2011

I’ve been knitting socks of and on. It seems a bit barmy when the temperature outside is in the 30s, but there’s nothing quite like watching a bit of Wimbledon and a little light knitting. (On that front, a quick note to Andy Murray – please don’t let us down Andy. The whole of England […]

Three Weeks

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Three weeks left of this school year. How did that happen? Where has it gone? On the whole a reasonably good school year for the children – a couple of highs and one big low (which we have survived and moved on from without any lasting effects). A lot of stress as always – our […]