Sunday, 28 August 2011

We Wave Goodbye To Summer.

So, here we are, the last night of the summer holidays. Our Only Girl is starting secondary school tomorrow, and then over the next few days the boys will go back too, The Smallest starting 'Big School'!

Photo of me and two of The Small Boys by Líosa.
We have made sure we made the most of these last couple of weeks, taking off to this place  for a couple of nights with some friends.

And let's just say, it is a boy's paradise.

This is what they spent most of their time doing, so much so that when he was finally home in his own bed, two nights later, this almost 8yr old was heard wailing from his room, "I can't sleeeep. Every time I close my eyes all I can see is fish swimming in seaweed..."

They had the time of their lives. And even though it was only two nights, it was apparently the most amazing holiday ever, bless them!

There was also a bit of this....

...and lots of swimming, and even the teenagers had 'the best time!' 

And of course....


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And then, to finish the holidays off nicely, this weekend was spent catching up with old friends.

A most lovely farewell to a most lovely summer.

I do hope you all had a good one, and as the seasons roll around,  and as the evenings begin to draw in around us, I wish you all bright, bright blessings!


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Summer goes.
and leaves behind beautiful memories.
Such lovely images.

GourmetGirlfriend said...

I'm loving the memories being made but my heart is breaking for you a little as I imagine the letting go of your sweet little one is going to just too too hard....
I will be thinking of you lots this coming few weeks.
Take care & go gently.

gz said...

A beautiful way to round off the summer.
Blessings Be

Poetry24 said...

Lovely summer shots, Ciara. You have, indeed, made the best of the season.

O'Daly John said...

Happy to heard about your great time during your summer holidays !!

Now it's time for school and for a new year ;)

Anonymous said...

ah bless you all! soiunds like your summer was ideal. enjoy your transition into autumn:)

Jo said...

I really want to go! That's sort of what I was hoping for from Clara Lara, I think.

We had a surprising amount of sunshin in Achill!

denise said...

I love the change in the air, the light, the dark, at the end of summer. It sounds like such a wonderful holiday. My boys would love tents and fish and campfires. Beautiful!

kimberly said...

Your writing and images always inspire my friend. Your #4 is beginning school as well this year? Are you ready? I am, mostly... :)
Wishing you cozy days filled with warm sweaters as autumn approaches us both~

yew tree nights said...

Such a lovely end of summer post -- I think all the best summer things were there! It looks lovely where you were visiting.

Wishing you wonderful autumn days to come!

ramona said...

Happy to end the summer with you. What a paradise for children.