Technically it's been summer for a few weeks now.
We've been having lots of lovely hot weather.
And the garden certainly knows it's summer.
But mentally, for me, summer doesn't begin until the kids are on school holidays. Given today is their last day of school, summer starts tonight!
Like last year, I made covered journals for the kids' teachers (adapting Ros at Bloom's très formidable tutorial).
Again, I thought I was really clever to choose the pens first and then match the fabric to the pens, rather than vice versa. (The elastic is actually lingerie elastic - they have it in such lovely colours.)
Once I got my journals home from the shops and took off their plastic wraps I found a new challenge: coloured inner covers. Eep, they didn't have those last year.
A more thorough stash hunt was required to find fabric that would match both the pens and the inner covers. (I won't complain too much though, any excuse to fondle my stash...)
Here's (one of) my summer vices: Hoegaarden has just released a new beer - rosée.
It's very delicately flavoured with raspberry and is as refreshing as an ice cube down the back of your shirt.
Isn't it the most lovely colour?
Enjoy your summer! (Sending lots of summery vibes to everyone back home in Australia and everyone else in the southern hemisphere, too.)