Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Camping with a Baby

It is very very hot here, at least 40°C and with a horrible hot wind. So at the weekend we decided to escape the heat and head off into the fresh air of the mountains. My husband and I both enjoy camping but were nervous about taking a 10 month old. We needn't have worried. It was really easy and Alba took it all in her stride as if she was already a seasoned camper. She loves being outdoors and was restless at home being stuck inside because of the heat. 

Bed time stories in the tent..........

Raring to go as soon as the sun was up......

 The field where we camped.

Ready for a hike in the mountains

We were joined by some cows for part of our walk

And some ponies much to Alba's (and my) delight!

Playing outside the tent

It was such a great weekend, I wish we could go back every weekend until this heat passes. We are positively melting at the moment. I'm usually a sun worshipper but the heat is not so much fun when you have a baby. Next year we'll be spending our summer in Scotland!

For those of you living in hot climates how do you survive the heat?

Monday, 13 August 2012

Wooden Beams

Since my last post a lot of work has been going on in the house. These pictures were actually just taken a day or so after the last ones. Our builders are pretty hard workers and managed to put in all the new ceiling beams in just a day despite it being 38°C outside. 

The room in the picture below will be our utility room. 

This is taken from the utility room to the space where the stairs will go

Looking up to the upstairs bathroom. It's still a bit draughty!

 Looking up from the kitchen.

These are the old oak beams which we had to remove. They can't be reused as beams but we will cut them up and use the wood for other things, possibly a kitchen worktop or even the stairs. Any ideas?