Child-like spirit

What did I do on my holidays in England? I hear you ask.

Lots. So much that it will probably take weeks to tell you all about it.

By which time you’ll be begging me to stop!

We burnt our veggie sausages on a campfire.

I reverted to our childhood, by duelling with my sister (that’s her on your left) with sharp sticks dripping in roasted marshmallows.

I think our child-like spirit rubbed off on the kids, don’t you?

Anklebiter #2 with his cousin

So, what fun did you have over the summer?

28 responses

  1. SirPe

    Is that why the kids are always asking you to stop being so embarrassing? 😉

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    August 4, 2010 at 17:01

  2. Looks like fun to me! I´m sure your kids will take the “marshmallow dueling” a step further next year….. maybe with burned sausages? 🙂

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    August 4, 2010 at 17:14

  3. Oh, what a fun time that must have been. I just love the photos, especially the anklebiter and cousin shot. Did you make your veggie sausages or purchase them? They look yummy. I have a couple of great recipes for homemade veggie sausages.

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    August 4, 2010 at 17:17

  4. We flew in a helicopter and stood next to 900 year old trees, but there were no marshmallows on our journey! Definitely will include those on the next trip!

    Looks like a great week!

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    August 4, 2010 at 17:24

  5. I haven’t even roasted marshmallows this year!

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    August 4, 2010 at 17:46

  6. What a lot of fun you had – and of course the children enjoyed seeing adults behaving like them. Why not?

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    August 4, 2010 at 18:30

  7. Fi! You MUST model decorous behavior for the children…

    (Good for you!)

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    August 4, 2010 at 19:16

  8. it makes you feel young and fun…
    lovely image!
    😉

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    August 4, 2010 at 19:56

  9. That marshmallow fight looks like so much fun!

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    August 4, 2010 at 20:26

  10. the girl from cherry blossom street

    Oh, good times!!

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    August 4, 2010 at 21:40

  11. Living in the Southern hemisphere I will have to wait a few months, before I can answer the question on what fun I had over the summer 🙂
    Our temperatures have been so mild this winter that one would be excused for thinking it was summer. It is 9.30 pm and I am blogging in short sleaves – we have no heating on either.
    I guess my fun or pleasure is not freezing this winter.

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    August 4, 2010 at 21:41

  12. ha. sounds like you have been having fun…love me some campfire time….we went camping as well…and went sliding down waterfalls…swimming streams and lakes…and slept like bears when we finished…smiles.

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    August 4, 2010 at 21:57

  13. What fun!

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    August 4, 2010 at 22:18

  14. Well that looks like a lot of fun. It’s good to act like a kid now and again.. and good when the kidlets catch you in that act.

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    August 4, 2010 at 22:40

  15. Clive

    Nothing like the days of summer!

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    August 4, 2010 at 23:42

  16. That duel looks like the way to spend a summer vacation! It is wonderful that you and the kids’ auntie are such great role-models! (And I mean that sincerely!) I really feel that playing is something we shouldn’t quit — ever. (I had a great two weeks with my great-grandkids!)

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    August 5, 2010 at 03:12

  17. deb

    this was perfect.
    because isn’t the silly getting together perfect. Being full of joy.
    We’ve had the strangest summer really, but I am still trying to find enough moments of silly.

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    August 5, 2010 at 04:42

  18. Marshmallow swords. How fun!
    Welcome back.
    jj

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    August 5, 2010 at 06:47

  19. bought myself a grown-up push scooter! Weeee…it’s so much fun! And today my pup and I played tag and stirred up a mess of trouble with the old grumpy lady dogs. snicker, snicker!

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    August 5, 2010 at 08:16

  20. You crazy kids know how to have ALL the fun! Too bad you didn’t shove the sticky marshmallows into each other’s hair. 🙂

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    August 5, 2010 at 11:13

  21. Quite possibly the best thing to do with a veggie sausage.

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    August 5, 2010 at 12:29

  22. Fun. Marshmellow dueling is underrrated.

    We have done lots swimming–it has been a hot one here.

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    August 5, 2010 at 13:30

  23. I’ve got my hols coming up in a month and I can’t wait!! (Sorry I’ve not been around much…my Mum is visiting and today is the first time I’ve managed to get any peace to spend some time online).

    I love the photo’s of you and your sister duelling 🙂

    C x

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    August 5, 2010 at 17:58

  24. I’m so glad ya’ll have a fun, child like spirit! There’s so few adults who do!

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    August 5, 2010 at 20:11

  25. I love that you fought your sister with a sharp stick … with a marshmallow on it!! Never lose that side of you!

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    August 6, 2010 at 02:42

  26. oh..adored the post

    and also the eyes of your son..simply beauty….

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    August 6, 2010 at 19:33

  27. Who won the duel and did the marshmallows survive?

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    August 7, 2010 at 20:25

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