Friday, July 23, 2010

Picnics and pussies ...

So the other day, we'd just arrived home after a busy morning doing crap like shopping and paying bills, when Miss 7 announced she'd love a picnic lunch.
Now, I didn't feel like packing up kids, blankies and food and driving somewhere when we'd just landed home.
But she did her sweet pouty face, and so I compromised.
We had a picnic at the parkland at the bottom of our street.
It was easy, as we already had all the fixings at home, and the excited kids were happy to help me pack it up and carry it down the road. And hey, if eating outdoors meant they would eat well, I was all for it. And the bonus? Very little washing/cleaning up.
A couple of the neighbourhood kids spontaneously joined us, and a fun afternoon was had by all.
Being mindful, the kids and I lay back for a bit and studied the clouds as they moved across the sky. We felt the breeze sofly carressing our bodies, and relished the firmness of the ground beneath us. And for a few minutes, everyone was peaceful and happy.
I am sure the neighbours think I'm some hippy psycho mumma, but it works for us.
It's a cliche, but the simple things in life are often the best ...and create wonderful memories.
Impromptu picnic princess

Home-made pizza from the night before ...
Missy plays Mumma and lays out the goodies
You've got to have something yummy to drink

And because so many of you have been requesting photos of my pussy ... knock yourself out! This is Hannah our very pampered kitty.

5 comments:

Motorbikes_Lady said...

What a pretty cat have you seen our cat Felix? Love going on picnics but haven't gone on any lately as step daughter has been naughty plus I've been sick but hopefully might go on some more in the next month or so.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Doesn't she look so sweet in her floral dress-it's just made for a picnic! :D

Oh we had a cat that looked just like yours! Black with white socks. I miss him sooo much :(

Thea said...

How lovely. This weather is perfect for picnics. :)

Honey the Great Dane said...

That sounded like a very good compromise! :-) We once had a "picnic" in our very own garden...one of the best ever!

Gosh - I can't believe how fast the "Little Human Girl Pup" is growing - she looks more like a young lady now! :-)

Hannah looks adorable -

Hsin-Yi

Honey the Great Dane said...

That sounded like a very good compromise! :-) We once had a "picnic" in our very own garden...one of the best ever!

Gosh - I can't believe how fast the "Little Human Girl Pup" is growing - she looks more like a young lady now! :-)

Hannah looks adorable -

Hsin-Yi