Scenes from our summer holiday

It just wouldn’t be summer without…

golden twilights on the deck,

at least one bloody huge Huntsman spider in our room (the kids’ screams alerted us to its presence),


dreams of crayfish caught if not the actual crustaceans themselves,

spectacular sunsets,

sandcastles; this one for mermaid fairies complete with mussel shell swimming pool,

shrieks of joy running under the sprinkler (which was running in strict accordance with all applicable water restrictions I hasten to add).

I hope everyone had a lovely start to 2011 and I’d like to wish you all a safe, peaceful and joyous 2011 full of good stuff.

I’d also like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you, my treasured readers. And a special thanks to everyone who has taken the time to comment. Your encouragement, feedback and just plain kindness is paramount in keeping me krumping in time with the music. Because, let’s face it, some people have the confidence to krump it up in the middle of the dance floor all by themselves, but most of us prefer to dance with someone else. So I’m very grateful to those of you who twirl along with me in this jig.