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Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

There are days in this summer of ours that are frankly just a bit too hot for comfort.  I’d bottle them up to let out for a brief glorious wallow in sticky heat in the middle of winter if I could, but on a thundery Saturday when running around the grass by the side of the cricket pitch feels like wrestling treacle and all you really want to do is demolish a string of giant ice lollies until you stop wondering whether you accidentally wandered into a volcano, it’s definitely time to retreat to the pavilion, and the shade, and the benches.

And the fence.

You can peek through it, you can think about squeezing under it, you can climb up on it, you can try all sorts of gymnastics,

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

and it’s the perfect place for sharing sisterly confidences.

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

But best of all, it’s the perfect vantage point for making yourself as tall as you possibly can, and gathering your biggest biggest voice, shouting a wonderful “Come on [Daddy’s team]” in the direction of the batsmen.

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

Because I’m sorry to say I rather think they needed it!

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  • Fiona Naughton 14/07/2014 at 10:11 am

    Fence gymnastics! I remember all those larks from my childhood only we had big metal field gate gymnastics as I grew up on a farm 🙂 That daisy dress your little one has on is beautiful! #LivingArrows

    Fiona @ http://www.dollydowsie.com

    • Carie 17/07/2014 at 7:59 am

      Oh wow that’s a whole new level of fence gymnastics! I think we’ll stick to the cricket club fence for the moment!

  • PottyMouthedMummy 14/07/2014 at 10:28 am

    The third pic down is my fave, just gorgeous!!!! Lovely girlies x

    • Carie 17/07/2014 at 8:00 am

      Thank you – I can never choose a favourite – hence my posts are always flooded with photos!

  • Maria (One Tiny Leap) 14/07/2014 at 2:52 pm

    That daisy dress is summer perfection!! Looks like they had a blast cheering for daddy:)Really lovely pics! x

    • Carie 17/07/2014 at 8:04 am

      Thank you – it’s a dress my parents in law brought her from a holiday in Spain and I love it so much I’m really glad it just about fits length wise for this summer – and that I’ve got another daughter to wear it again in a few years’ time!

  • Faded Seaside Mama 14/07/2014 at 10:35 pm

    Love her dress! And her moves are pretty fab too! Gorgeous photos!

    • Carie 17/07/2014 at 8:07 am

      Thank you – she’s definitely fearless at the moment!

  • Donna 14/07/2014 at 11:12 pm

    That fence looks ace! I would have loved to make memories around a fence like that when I was a child x

    • Carie 17/07/2014 at 8:10 am

      It’s along the front of the veranda outside the cricket pavilion so it’s nice and long too – perfect for climbing and staying in the shade!

  • hena tayeb 15/07/2014 at 12:16 am

    oh they look adorable.

    • Carie 17/07/2014 at 8:10 am

      Thank you very much – they are, most of the time!

  • Katie @mummydaddyme 16/07/2014 at 10:24 pm

    Gorgeous, Kitty’s dress is just beautiful. x

    • Carie 17/07/2014 at 8:18 am

      Thank you, it’s definitely one of my favourites of all her dresses!