As soon as school started the sun seemed to go AWOL and while Autumn is normally my favourite season, this dull rainy weather is quite frankly depressing. At least it’s Friday today and I celebrated the start of the weekend with a takeaway latte from our local deli (seriously, sometimes it is the little things in life that keep us mums going..) The weather put a stop to any outdoor activities – we have a saying in Sweden along the lines of ‘there’s no bad weather, only bad clothes’ but I draw the line at standing around a playground in the pouring rain – so we went straight home after our little detour into the village.
As Clemmie was quite happy pottering around and playing by herself, I made a start at sorting through her outgrown clothes. Most of them will go straight to the charity shop but there were a few that I can’t bring myself to part with. My mum had held on to a few of the dresses I wore as a child, some of which she or my grandmother had sewn themselves, and it’s been lovely to dress my own daughter in them. So, while none of these are made by my own fair hand (sewing is not my strong point), perhaps one day in many many years time, a future grandchild will wear them.
Here are the dresses that she wore for her first and second birthdays, the red dress she wore on Christmas Day when she was one, the cute purple dress her grandparents bought in France as well as the hooded velour dress and the Ralph Lauren tennis dress which were also real favourites. And let’s not forget the gold shoes which I bought in a little childrenswear shop in Barnes.
While we’re on the subject of reminiscing, I downloaded all our holiday photos from the DSLR camera this week. It seems a long time ago now, even though it’s only just over three weeks since we got back. Oh well, I suppose I just have to accept that summer is over and look forward to all the things autumn has to offer: cosy dinners by candlelight, cups of cocoa, roast dinners and warm apple pie, Halloween, four of our birthdays coming up over the next month and a half and then of course, the build-up to Christmas…
Hope you all have a lovely weekend! X