During the school break Eddie went on a free course to learn the basics of tennis. This was a Highland Spring promotion, where you enrolled for a free course. The nearest tennis court which participated in the campaign was in Oxford. Eddie loved it so much that he decided he wanted to continue.
I asked my husband who took Eddie to the tennis lessons to snap a picture of him.
We have a mini-pond in the garden. It was once much bigger, but we have enclosed it with slabs and filled some of it with rocks when the kids were little. So, there is just a small opening with slabs, and every year these bright yellow irises come into bloom with passion.
I admire these gorgeous garlands of roses on rooftops in someone's yard, as I wait for Eddie to get out of his school.
This foxglove has planted itself in our garden, behind the summerhouse last year. This year there are three long spears. Such a beautiful yet deadly plant.
Love my old-fashioned roses which smell divine.
Eddie's school held a party to celebrate the Queen's official birthday. He told me, rather disappointed: "There were lots of people but the Queen didn't come". Oh the naivety of 5-year-olds who expect the Queen to attend their party. When the parents arrived to pick up the kids, they have just released 90 balloons into the air. It was a beautiful sight for kids, but the grown-ups should have known better than pollute the nature.
For lunch today we had a mozzarella, tomato, fig and prosciutto salad. It was light and very tasty.