Adventures at Hilltop

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Category: General

Family fun at the village sheep fair

Our village had its annual sheep fair today, and my people and I had lots of fun! This is Bea’s fourth sheep fair, and every year is different as she grows, changes and evolves (she was three weeks old during her first sheep fair). Here are some snapshots from our day…

Fairground rides

Fairground rides

Trampoline fun!

Trampoline fun!

Hello, Daddy!

Hello, Daddy!

Boing boing!

Boing boing!

Roarrrrr!

Roarrrrr!

Bric-a-brac family portrait

Bric-a-brac family portrait

Punch and Judy puppet show

Punch and Judy puppet show

Rolling around in the grass...Bea's new favourite sport

Rolling around in the grass…Bea’s new favourite sport

Ice cream – aka 'the sometimes only treat'...

Ice cream – aka ‘the sometimes only treat’…

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Little sweet things like this

While I was washing dishes this evening, Steve decided to show Bea some pictures in this book. She loved looking through it, but there was one work in particular that totally captivated her…

(The Dream, Henri Rousseau, 1910 – lo-res image from Wikimedia Commons)

(The Dream, Henri Rousseau, 1910 – lo-res image from Wikimedia Commons)

 

And from these little moments, funny and magical conversations such as these ensue:

Steve: Why is there a sofa in the jungle???
Bea: Why does the lady have no clothes?
Steve: I think maybe it’s because it’s hot and humid in the jungle…
Bea: No. She thinks clothes are silly.

This was just part of their art critique. Bea’s art critique in particular. She loved the lions; she speculated about most of the things in the picture and asked so many questions. She then asked me why I thought the lady had no clothes. I said it’s because there is a waterfall nearby and she went for a swim…and now she’s just resting and drying off… Bea looked like she was mulling over my interpretation; she seemed more convinced by it than Steve’s anyway – hahah! She then proceeded to ask me where the lady’s clothes are if that’s the case…

Little sweet things like this. Every day. I’d love to stamp them in my memory and bottle them forever.

 

Hello August!

The past few months have been a busy, busy blur (hence the long absence from this space). We greeted August by ‘glamping’ in this wonderful site. We savoured the simplicity, the sweetness and the slowness. There was no WiFi connection…only the connections with each other. And there were daily visits from peacocks 🙂 Here are some snapshots from our summer holiday…

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Hope you’re all having a wonderful summer!