Life picked up a bit of speed around here this weekend, and there was a little more noise and a whole lot of fun to be had. The whirlwind, aka Missy, arrived, and all the toys came out, and there was much playing and building and pushing of prams with dollies in, not to mention much re-investigating of every nook and cranny.
I am in need of a nap. Oh, how lovely it has been to have them all here. The weather co-operated, and yesterday was a beautiful cloudless warm day, and the doors were open and we were out in the garden. All the "vintage" toys - from my children's toddlerhood - (I am a BIG GIRL, Moregranny!!) came out - the Care Bears, the ponies and the little people and she loved them all. The little people are a huge favourite. And the last newish dolly in residence had to have a hastily crocheted new dress and hat. Let me re-phrase that - hastily invented new dress and hat. I just grabbed a ball of variegated cotton and a crochet hook, started and invented them as we went along at speed.
And today we went out to lunch at the garden centre, and Missy was an absolute delight. She really has got beautiful manners, and "please" and "thank you" are second nature to her. I was so proud of her. The dolly enjoyed gracing the centre of the table too.
So. Here we are. Quiet house. Toys out of sight. No more CBBC. No more "MOREGRANNY are you alwight in the bathroom? Be careful Moregranny, don't fall in the toilet. MOREGRANNY??? Are you alwight in there? Come out, Moregranny!"
Ah, I miss them all already. Especially one little one with the BIG voice...........