#1 Sniffing freshly laundered clothing on a cuddly little child who tells me all day long he loves me - no wonder I miss them all and get so glum in September.
#2 No pack lunches to make each evening, just simple cut up fruit, veg, crisps and cheese. Obviously this will need rethinking as I don't think they will tolerate 7 weeks of snacks.
#3 Being outside - the parasol is there because of spitting rain not to keep the blazing sunshine at bay! It really is a bit much when even little 5 year olds discuss the fact that rain clouds are coming when we are talking about going to the park!
I love the children being at home to help the helter skelter of life slow down - I enjoy taking a moment to take some photos of the flowers.
The gardens, as we in blogland have all noticed, have been really great this year. I still marvel at nature providing such vibrancy.