This week has been a tale of two tales. The fun days and then the days curled up on the sofa with poorly girls.
We started the week out and about enjoying the spring sunshine. Sunday we took a stroll around the village with Mikes parents. It was really lovely skipping along hand in hand with Amelie. I so love these moments with Amelie. The warm sunshine making the newly flowered daffodils almost seem golden.
Along the bottom of our walk under the cliffs Harriet came out of the buggy. She had a wonderful time chasing her sister and jumping in the biggest muddiest puddles she could find.
When I went to put her back into the buggy to walk back up the steep hill I took her muddy wellies off only to realise that she had gone out without any socks on. Poor baby – bad Mummy. I thought Mike had helped her get ready to go out and he thought I had. Bless her she had got her own boots on and ended up going out sock-less. So having put her mittens to good use (I knew there would be a good reason for taking them with us) she returned home with them on her feet.
Being half term we decided to go for a run along the pier to the cafe at the end. They love it. Amelie is always on my case about going down the pier. We always have to stop and put some pennies in the guide dogs. Then all along the pier there are little round drain holes which you can see the sea through. If you have very small pebbles you can drop them through the gaps and watch them fall into the sea below. It never ceases to amaze me how the most mundane things can cause so much excitement.
We also decided to take a spur of the moment day trip to France. The girls just love going on the ferry. We left at the crack of dawn with the girls still in their PJ’s. It is always such a big adventure for them. We headed down the coast in the hope of running along one of the sandy beaches, but the wind was a bit chilly so we ended up having cafe au lait and looking for Harriet’s very precious Stinky Blankey that she managed to drop.
Poor Amelie started to come down with a nasty sore throat and heavy cold, bless her she was sneezing all day and started to look more and more pale as the day progressed.
She has spent the last two days curled up on the sofa under my incomplete but very warm and cosy granny blanket. Then this morning Amelie was joined by her poorly little sister. Today only Mummy cuddles on the sofa will do. Oh and the countless repeats of Frozen!!! If I do get much sleep tonight I expect I will be having frozen dreams.