They opened their cases, showed off what they wanted to show off, and then they moved on to rooms with more space. Ah yes, I did miss them so!! The washing machine is hard at work on the pile of laundry produced, there are lunch plates scattered about, things to put away, dinner to make. What did I do while they were gone?!
And I wouldn't have it any other way. Okay, maybe a wee bit tidier (just a tad) but as much as I enjoyed my week of quiet I can't think of a better life than that of me with my family. Please feel free to remind me I said that when I am having a rant in a few weeks time. My girls are my girls - for better or for worse. More so for the better once they have had a bath.
And besides, I have a lovely new fridge magnet to make up for the mess that descended.
What more could a mother want for?
They have told me so much about their five days away. The things they did, and made, and experimented with. The group was divided into teams and they all took turns cooking, and cleaning, and doing what needed doing. You can tell from the state of my kitchen floor that all this work had a beneficial influence on them. Ha! I live in hope.
So I am linking up with Shay over at Quilting In My Pyjamas again because without a doubt my girls are my most favourite thing, this week and most other weeks too.
Before I head off to sort out that pile on the floor I have to say that I depart on holidays with the girls in less than 48 hours time. We head northwards in search of the summer sun. (Yes, I am being sarcastic.) Newcastle and Aberdeen here we come. John will be left to fend for himself. I will not have much computer access at my Mum's and I am not sure about posting from my iPad at my brother's so posts will be fewer and far between while I am gone. I am going to try and set up some pre-written posts but have never done that before either so no guarantees. I am telling you all this as I love to hear from you and I make an effort to reply to comments - because I want to not because I have to. But that will not be happening so much while we are away so please do not be offended.
We return just in time for me to beetle off to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. John's parenting skills have been booked in for the day to make sure he didn't inadvertently arrange a meeting for then. If anyone of you are going to be at the show on Friday, August 12th and would like to say hello please let me know. Leave a message and I will try to send you my mobile number before that Friday and maybe we can see each other face to face.
And that is it for today. I've got favourite things to feed. Enjoy your weekend.