Monday, August 20, 2012

Kids and sun and sun and sun

What an awesome weekend!

The kids got back from South Africa on Friday and it is really nice to have them back at home. Even if it means more stuff to clean up.  I might have missed it a bit (but don't tell them!).

We were meant to have a bbq on Friday night but Jellen & Kim cancelled a the last minute. Jellen was in too much pain (he got knocked off his bike about 2 weeks ago and his foot got infected). So in the end we just had a nice normal quiet evening at home.

This weekend was also the hottest weekend Belgium has seen in some time. 35ºC or 95º F plus depending on where you were.  The kids spent the entire weekend in the pool. In fact they only got out to eat and sleep. Tiger even asked me if he could eat in the pool.  I just did laundry and sat out in the shade/sun reading. BLISS!

On Sunday everyone came round for a bbq.  I made sangria (got the recipe from Colleen over on So much to say) let me tell you it was lovely! Even if I did get into a bit of trouble for using Himself's good brandy.  So between the food and the drinks and the swimming pool the afternoon/evening passed by far to quickly for my liking.  By 11 everyone had left and the dishes had been done and not long after that I was fast asleep.

And here we are, Monday again.  I'm pretty sure that when I get home from work this evening I'll find the kids in the pool.

Hope you have a great week!


  1. so fun!!! thanks for the shout-out and I am so glad that you liked it. Is it bad that I am dying for some and it's only 11:22 in the morning?!!! ha!

    so glad the kids are back safely : )

  2. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! So glad you're finally getting some nice hot weather!! :)

  3. Sounds like you have had an awesome weekend :D Glad that the kids are back safe and sound!

  4. sounds like an awesome weekend

  5. I am terribly jealous that you're holding braai's without us. I hope it rains next time.

  6. ...Not that I'm jealous or anything.

  7. That's what summer is about right there.

  8. That spread of food looks lovely!! And it sure is hot there - it wasn't even that hot here this past weekend.. it's cooled down to the 80s.

    Glad the kids are back!! :)

  9. Nice!!!! Sangria sounds wonderful right about now - can't remember the last time I had that. It requires more effort than just pulling the cork on a wine bottle. ;o)