Sunday, 27 October 2013

Oh. That storm.

Picture this, if you will.

It's the evening that the clocks go forward, back, forward, spring forward fall back back. E has slept in in the morning, napped later and is still merrily watching telly 90 minutes later than normal meltdown time. We anticipate great things for the following morning and stay up a little later than normal.

Reality:

Just after 5am this morning, circa 90 minutes earlier that 'normal' wake up time, taking into the account the clock changes, a little face appears at the door. No milk or talk of bedtime is convincing this one she's going back to bed. Infact she's like a Duracell bunny who's eaten 3 sherbet dipdabs for breakfast. Marvellous.

The consequence of this was that by the time the clock said 8am the morning had felt exceedingly long and my brain was already confused as to what was actually going on. Activities were needed. Here follows a huge photo dump. 

Activity 1: Bake off

Between daddy and daughter. Daddy is the official baker in this household. E's first experience of baking, and in nothing but a nappy, and daddy still in his pjs. And the biscuits are delicious. Aaaaaaand they cleaned up after themselves.








Don't forget your hired help to clean up your biscuit crumbs! 

Activity 2: Autumn walk

In light of the fact that it was sunny, despite the weather forecast I decided that we needed to get out a) because E had new shoes to test drive and b) because it's highly unlikely we'll be going anywhere in the storm tomorrow. So we popped down to the boating lake and collected leaves and acorns, shouted at the ducks and explored their almost empty park. I couldn't quite fathom why on such a lovely day the park was so empty. It seemed that the rest of town knew what was about to happen. Hats and coats and camera and bag of acorns are dumped on a bench while I'm being pulled down slides that my backside doesn't fit on and then out of nowhere a precursor for tomorrow appears. The sky turns black, the winds pick up to the point where E can't stand up and it buckets down. Marvellous. 

And by the time we got home, it was blissfully sunny again.







Oh. One for sorrow. Sigh.

Our afternoon was, thankfully, non eventful and normal service has resumed.

Stay safe in the adverse weather folks and see you on the other side! 

11 comments:

  1. Loving the naked bake off! Oh I remember those awfully long days....now my kids are older, it doesn't seem to affect them at all! One bonus to have teens/tweens I guess!

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    1. Absolutely. I long for the days I have to drag her out of bed if it means I get to sleep in sometimes too ;)

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  2. Oh these photo's are just gorgeous!!! Looks so sweet :) x

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    1. Thanks Kerry! They'll certainly be making it into my 2013 album! x

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  3. Gorgeous photos of baking with Daddy and having fun in the park - it looked so sunny! The storm wasn't so bad down here in Cornwall - hope you were ok too. Thanks for linking up and sharing you fun with Country Kids.

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    1. It was! And the bad weather came from nowhere! The official storm didn't really hit here actually, it was windier yesterday, just very wet today. The brook at the bottom of our road burst but nothing hugely untoward. Are you busy for half term? x

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  4. Very sweet photos, autumn walks are the best. I was dreading the clock change and with good reason our youngest is a regular 5am riser and on Sunday was awake and ready for the day at 4am!! We embraced the day too though and got home just before the storm arrived here x

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    1. Oh goodness! I hope things have settled down now and you're clocks are back to normal. X

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  5. What a fantastic bake-off - your photos are just beautiful! In fact, your blog is very lovely - I'll be back x Popping over from Blog Love day at Love All Blogs

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    1. Aww thank you :) I look forward to seeing you about, you are very welcome here xx

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  6. Love the baking o naturelle! The photos are gorgeous!
    Looks like lots of fun was had despite the very long day.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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