So, what's been happening at your place?
We have been enjoying some lovely warm days and evenings here, and making the most of the late sunsets. I hear it is freezing in the Northern Hemisphere, very hard to imagine with the heat we are having, I hope everyone is staying warm and dry!
Max got a new game for Christmas called Finska, it is a Scandinavian game I think, a bit like bowls and bocci, you play it outside and lots of people can play, and you can pick up the rules in about 2 minutes. It is easy, fun and good for all ages
I was looking for something a bit old school for Max, as we have a very techno focused house and the boys spend a lot of time playing Xbox and the like, so this game was something a bit different.
I have to say it has been a big hit! We have been having games of Finska after dinner, and it has been a great family time. The game is surprisingly compelling, easy to play, yet taking some skill to be good at, so it is feeding our competitive spirits, and the boys are getting into the challenge. ( So am I, my boys have to play well to beat me, I am discovering that I am quite competitive!! lol) We have also taken it to the park and played it with friends in teams, which was fun too.
Have you heard of this game? I always like it when I find something new to me that is a hit in our house, often Christmas presents are 5 minute wonders.
...the chickens like that we are outside in the evenings at the moment, they have found a new spot to keep an eye on the action. (and just to prove that I 'keep it real' on this blog, check out the amount of crap we have in this part of the garden, it's my 'dump everything that I don't want to look at' area. Must clean it up one day!)
The Summer holidays are nearly over (sob), the boys are starting school next Wednesday, so things will be back to a routine, so I am trying to soak up the last few days of non-routine, I really like no routine!
We are spending a lot of time at the beach and my parents place ( who have a pool that is lovely on windy days), so plenty of reading and relaxing going on, not so much crochet and crafting. I am trying to write down ideas for things I want to make this year, to get more organised and be more productive and less procrastinate-y. I'll see how well that works out for me!
Hope you are enjoying the last days of school holidays if you're in Australia and have school age kids!
If you live somewhere else, I hope life is just as good for you too! :)
Talk soon, see you later!
PS. Happy Australia Day for tomorrow!