Beach holiday

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We spent the Easter break at the beach. There was fishing, shell collecting, puzzles, knitting, paddling in the waves, walking, reading, visiting a fete and eating. dsc_1374

Of course, the Easter bunny visited us. Ella waited very patiently from 6:30am until we woke Mia at 7:20am. I sewed some Easter bags for the kids to collect their eggs in, from a Rosalie Quinlan pattern. I only just managed to sew them in time for Easter, stitching like crazy at every possible moment. A bag can be made and stitched in 24 hours, when combined with home duties. Not recommended, but you know, if you want to impose these kinds of deadlines on yourself.

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It was nice to be away from home in the sea air.  Since we have returned Ari has burst his eardrum. That took a full sleepless night of screaming. He had an throat infection before we left on holidays, which antibiotics didn’t fix. We now have a new bright pink, heavily coloured, syrup scented antibiotic. I am gagging in sympathy with him twice a day as I pinch his nose so he swallows it (a neat trick I learned when I worked in childcare all those years ago!).

School holidays seem to have disappeared already, so we are staying close to home for the remaining days. Today I plan to make some homemade lemonade, and make a short trip to the apple farm. I wish there was another week to go.

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