"A pinch and a punch for the first of the month", that little rhyme surfaced in my thoughts this morning for some reason - it hasn't since childhood - but today it did lol. So a very happy first of July to you all!
Summer is a short season in England, but I know that it is even shorter in the Nordic countries so I feel grateful for each and every glorious summers days we have. In March I made a little 'list' book for my Midori Travellers Notebook. I wanted to have a 'summer bucket list' as well as a little place to record the fun things that we actually get to do over the summer. One of those things was to 'picnic, picnic and picnic some more' :) and with this glorious weather we are having I'm taking advantage.
Now I don't believe that every picnic you have has to be this hugely thought out and labor intensive activity. It can, and should, sometimes be spontaneous.
I don't think you have to load up the car and travel to the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic, it can happen in your own garden, and that's what we decided to do today.
While I put together a plate of food each (yummy left-overs from last night) one of the girls laid out the picnic blanket and the other organised us each a nice cold glass of water. We sat in the shade of the magnolia tree and enjoyed watching the insects buzz about and a gentle breeze brought a bit of welcome relief from the heat.
Of course there is something about all relaxing outdoors that brings out the spontaneous need to frolic about a bit in all of us :)
We then lay back on the picnic blanket at enjoyed our read aloud time together.
I love these summer homeschooling days :)