For Shining Mama it has been an important and really exciting summer - as we passed through a new, official, yummy gate and things are ever scrumptiously expanding! :-)
And the weather! In The Netherlands (where me and V live, as you may know) summer started this year in April - as me wearing sandals :-) The only two bad weather weeks were in August - exactly when we went to Romania for holidays - when it rained and rained (good, my garden loved it! :-) ). And because in April we moved to The Hague, near the beach, days with sun and sea were - and are - gorgeous.
Hmm, now I talk about the weather - I am obviously very integrated.. :-) In the Netherlands the weather is a subject of national importance - so here I am, addressing it in a whole blog post :-)
I must give it to Global Warming. I hope the Dutch summers will look more like this one. Three years ago I could only count a grand total of 6 days of summer.
And yes, In Romania (Bucharest) it was really warm and summer-y. above 30 C everyday with a few days of above 40C.. With lots of walks in the park in the hot afternoons I appreciated the sunshine and the trees but also the air conditioning in our hotel room in the evening :-)
My plans to write lots of blogs and keep you guys posted subdued to the reality of gorgeous days spent playing and doing things away from the computer, in the garden, at the beach. V even told me that beginning with this summer I am aloud to swim! (he had a water trauma and he used to start screaming if he saw me attempting to go into any kind of water). So I've had a few swims.
And with the making of art, of Shine Snacks and the adventure of unpacking in April and May, the writing of my business plan (in Dutch!) and lots of wonderful books to read, sitting at the computer has been postponed and postponed :-)
Until now, that is.