Whew, but Summer has hit here big time. Yesterday was forecast to be 36 degrees (celcius). We had a catch-up with all the playgroup kids planned. At a local park. About half an hour before it was due to begin, I got an SMS to say it would be at a friend's place instead. Much more sensible.
The kids had great fun splashing around in the wading pool, and running through the sprinkler (shhh... is that allowed now with the relaxed water restrictions???). Ah, I do love a sprinkler going in the evening. It's "the" sound of summer to me! I have so missed that sound during our long long drought here in Australia. We had severe water restrictions in Adelaide and I have not heard a sprinkler for, ooh, three or more years. I am looking forward to relaxed restrictions and once again hearing the sound of summer on long lazy evenings outside :).
So, a layout to share.... this was in Scrapbooking Memories a couple of months ago. The photo was taken in Germany, when we were staying with friends in 2002. I love European architecture! We were planning a trip back to Germany in the middle of next year - but an unexpected turn of events has probably put paid to that. Sob! Phil and I do love visiting our friends and relatives in Deutschland. So, for the meantime I will just have to scrapbook my photos of our last trip:
Journaling: The view from the old church was simply breathtaking. We were with friends in Schwerin, a town in the north of Germany. They lived nearby and were showing us around. We had already visited the old castle that we could now see in the distance; had drunk coffee in the manicured gardens. As we gazed over the old buildings, our friends drew our attention to rows of houses being painstakingly renovated – bare grey cement walls, a legacy of the years the town had been part of East Germany, are being painted. Greyness is being replaced by fresh, pretty pastels. And it’s beautiful.
Have a fun day. Another hot day here today, with possible thunderstorms. We are off to lunch at a friends. Enjoy your Sunday!