But it's fading. Today I noticed the wind blowing the leaves off the plum tree, the apples are all finished, and the peaches are finally ripe. The sun is still fierce, but has taken to going home earlier than it used to. I'm looking up knitted slipper patterns.
When the kids got home from school I asked them what the favourite thing in their day was. Eilidh was only one of 4 people who didn't get out at whatever game they were playing in P.E. Iona is up to the stage of putting the lid on her wooden pencil case at Hard Tech. I can't remember what Nathan said, but I do remember that he told me hangs out with his friends at lunchtime to talk and play pain ball, which is exactly what it sounds like.
We ate icecream and Iona brought me a cup of tea. I sort of made her.