Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Communal Global ~ ATW Tuesday ~ A Dose of Dunnes

 Sweet Shot Day

It's the very last few days of the summer holidays here.
In fact 'summer' never really seemed to get off the ground really, 
and now autumn is fast approaching...

But before the children all head back into their 9-4 routines we made the opportunity to have some friends to stay 
~ soul friends ~ you know the kind you meet one day, and they instantly become a part of you.

We met Jack & Tracy 14 years ago, when our eldest was a few weeks old and they walked into the little church we attended at the time. She was pregnant with her first and by the time he was born we were close enough for me to be her birth-partner (and actually 2nd midwife in the end as the official 2nd arrived too late!).

We have remained close friends down the years, despite two inter-continental moves (them not us) 
~ to South Africa (Tracy's homeland) and back!

And our children ~ well they are soul mates too!

Bugs & J are months apart and have always been buddies, since they were babes.

L is Minnie's age, but of course a boy, so he sits happily in the company of Minnie & Taz.

S & Lilo are BFFs (when they're not squabbling) and are like Ebony & Ivory ~ to look at they could hardly be more different, but together they are beautiful! 

JD absolutely adores DD ~ and can you see how much the feeling is mutual...

JD is a self-employed 'Handiman' ~ seriously ~ his work is BESPOKE!

DD followed him everywhere...

(this USED to be a boxed-in panel-glass door, now it's just a box, after Bugs slammed it one day and all the glass inside smashed to smithereens! JD and Paul spent a while taking the glass out and replacing the boarding ~ and DD had to help!)

In his spare time JD loves to whittle ~ he's made me a beautiful solid oak walking stick ~ you have to feel this thing! All hand-made and crafted with love. Now I am told I have to get it dirty!!

The girlies spent the whole weekend in a make-believe world of princesses 

& gymnasts...

...who like to eat slightly sour damson plums!

It's always sad when these guys go home :(

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How have you spent your last few days of the summer?

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likeschocolate 7 September 2011 at 02:38  

What a gift to have such wonderful friends.



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