Huffles toe (that he bent the wrong way yesterday) has now turned a lovely shade of purple. Small had a nose bleed last night and subsequently had a late night, which made him grumpy today. I too was grumpy with EVERYTHING and everybody.
After breakfast and a bit of gadget time, the boys and I left HufflePurpleToe working at the kitchen table and cycled to the tennis courts. We played an hour of tennis which was hard because the sun was so bright and it got considerably hotter. The boys played really well and had very powerful shots.
|Hitting each other?|
After we had worn ourselves out we trundled home on our bikes with very tired legs and had lunch with Huffle.
This afternoon I let the boys play on their tablets and the Wii for hours while I did all those little things I don't normally have time to do. Dust the picture frames, clean the glass, sort out the Tupperware drawer, clean the cupboard doors, organise the kitchen, clean the cooker top and organise the pantry. Then I made dinner.
This evening, the boys were sent out to play to get rid of their 'sillies' - they played football. Huffle and I cleared away dead stuff, cut back the tomatoes and then tackled the raspberries. Taking Monty's advice, we cut back this year's stems (brown ones) and any that were hanging over the edge. Tied the existing ones up and replanted some in our new raspberry bed, adding lots of water and comfrey leaves.
Everyone is tired. School starts back a week tomorrow.