== we made == well, I made a new banner. I thought it was about time. Do you like it? I do!
== the kids == were a bunch of rascals yesterday, but they did have a lot of fun. Jamie's friend came round in the afternoon with waterguns and they spent their afternoon outside whilst Amelie and I went to town to get sandpaper and go for a walk along the stream afterwards.
I also have to mention that we did have a fun time trying to speak English at the supper-table. It was hilarious, but they did pick up a lot of new words and put together sentences that actually made sense. :-) We should do this everyday!
== I listened to == nothing in particular
== I read == I didn't find the time to read; well, not a book, anyway. I did read in a lot of blogs yesterday and that was very inspiring, too.
== in the kitchen == a simple day: we had fried potato patties and applesauce for dinner and salad, braised chard and veggie sandwiches for supper (the kids also cooked themselves some spaghetties). Strawberries for desert.
== thoughts & plans == I really would like to choose a new knitting project. Usually I am rather the practical knitter: socks, dishcloths, hats, scarfs, etc. But maybe I should try something else this time. I am intrigued by those lacey shawls - but I am afraid I will get frustrated with the pattern, with the counting and having to pay attention to what I do. You know what I mean? Straight knitting is so satisfying to me because I don't have to look at what I am doing - I even forget about it. My hands just move all by themselves whilst I watch a movie or read a book or have a conversation with a dear friend. But still, I would love to go for something different and look for some really lovely wool, as well. As a treat. As some kind of luxery. Do you have any ideas or suggestions for me?
== Pictures of the day ==
= my favourite lettuce to grow in the garden =
= on the verge of withering, my darling rose =
= Lavender after a warm summer rain =
= I love beetroot but they are a little slow this year =