Today was less than promising... more rain than sun, more housework than making and more salad than chips!
But when everyone came home it livened up and was filled with happy things.
Firstly Geordie Boy brought home a violin! I know what you're thinking...
7 year old boy + violin = TORTURE?
Seems his hypermobility lends itself well to the difficult finger positioning required to make a pleasant sound.
He was delighted when I got mine out (first time in about 20 years!) and he found we could kind of create something resembling music.
Then, as I was off down to the workshop at dusk I walked past the birdhouse Alfie made at cub camp last year and heard the loudest cheeping...I hung around for a bit...and sure enough was rewarded with the arrival of Mr and Mrs Great Tit, armed with caterpillars for their little family, using the box as home.
I was unreasonably excited and (literally) ran into the house to tell the boys!
I then spent an hour alone in the tree house (see top picture!) trying to get a decent photo.
Turns out they are as quick as ducklings and pretty hard to capture, especially with a rubbish camera!
Most of the photos I've got don't feature a bird of any description - but here are the best two
How cool is that?
I will, of course, be keeping a close eye on them and watch their progress.
Lastly, as I'm sitting here (reading out Great Tit facts - easing into my 40's!!!) I had to go and plump the cushions next to (bored) Cleggy as it looked remarkably like he had a bear sitting next to him on the settee. Made me chuckle.
Took a picture as he had no idea what I was talking about. Nothing new there then...fee x
ps Did Cleggy make predictable yet funny Dad jokes about
of course he did!