I seem to remember as a child that August was always a wonderful month, full of sunshine and blue skies, sundresses and sandals, swimming and donkey rides, lying on the grass watching the fluffy clouds float by overhead, and picking out shapes.
I do feel lucky in that I think our childhoods (for people of a certain age!) were much more relaxed, and yes, with less expected of us. We were allowed to be children and to enjoy those precious years.
We were being blessed with a lovely Summer this year, over here in heavenly Devon, but as soon as the children broke up from school, yes, you've guessed it, the sun disappeared and the rains came. Hopefully the sun will return.
In fact, it had been so hot, that my daughter suggested putting up a pool in the back garden. The little ones had a wonderful time!
Since I last posted, my grandson had his 9th birthday and will soon be as tall as me!
I was taken out for a very special lunch, as part of my on-going 70th birthday celebrations, and this week, another friend is taking me to the Theatre. I do love these 'big' birthdays !
And, of course, I've been on some lovely walks by the coast here in heavenly Devon.
My two daughters and their families are all together in Ibiza at the moment. It makes me happy, as a mum, to know that they're making memories together with their own families.
I can't end without also posting a photo of my beautiful eldest granddaughter, who is also spending the Summer in Ibiza, before she returns to Uni in Madrid at the end of August.
So then, I feel very blessed. Blessed to be able to do the things I do, and blessed with a loving family and some very special friends.
I hope that you are all doing well at the moment and I'll see you again soon.