Friday, May 1, 2015


I probably shouldn't complain, but I do. 91F in April? It must be a joke. But it won't be very funny when we are mid-summer and the only temperature direction will be up (a perfect time to escape to St Ives...).

However, it is lovely to look at, and the kiddies like it. To them it is the norm and it means they simply do not need a coat or sweater. They just need a swimsuit!

Today we had 2 of them up for playing and eating and swimming, while their brother was at school. It was nothing but fun. When it came time to swim, Grandma and Grandpa really just sat poolside and laughed a lot, monitoring. All they needed was Tupperware, as pouring water from one container to the next seems to be the epitome of fun for preschoolers. Pour it in, pour it out. Pour it from the hot tub to the pool, and vice versa. Occasionally splash a little on the two grownups, and call it a day. Not a care in the world.

And they were trying out the SconeLady's new nickname. Kilogram. They typically call us Grams, and this new idea had come up when the 2nd grader announced he was studying the metric system. I didn't know 2nd graders studied the metric system, but then it has been a while for me and so much has changed. He seemed to know what the terminology all meant, and then the 5 year old suddenly announced that their grandparents should now be called Kilogram and Milligram. 

Soon it was time to get out of the pool, get dried off and dressed, find shoes, gather belongings, get drinks, and climb aboard. It's quite a process, but they were too utterly sweet about it all. 

On the way home the small girl fell into a deep sleep, but before she did she mumbled, "I love you, Kilogram..Milligram.." and we melted. And not because it was 91F outside.

There isn't anything terribly exciting here about travel, or scones, or airline fares. But as I sit and think, I am not probably thinking very much about that. I am thinking about icy cold drinks, and being called by a funny name, and baking cookies with preschoolers. St Ives will need to wait a while longer.

Sunset at Porthmeor Beach, St Ives Cornwall

See you along the way!
the SconeLady

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