And for those of you who did? Standing ovation! Well done! I stand defeated and in awe... but happy with my little lot none the less!
So, here's how I did this summer!
GOAL ONE: MAKE A PHOTO WALL...
I did it! I still have to complete one last frame. The oval dark wood one at the bottom; I need to paint it white/cream, and make a scrapbook letter to go in the frame for our surname initial. Other than that, the frames are up, the photos are in them, and our bedroom feels so much more cosy and homely. It's a project I've planned to do since we moved in over four years ago, so it feels so good to have finally done it! :D PHEW!!
GOAL TWO: MAKE AN ITEM OF CLOTHES FOR THE GIRLS...
Epic fail! The material is cut and ready to go, but I have yet to whip out my sewing machine and stitch them all together. I will do it, just not within the time frame I'd hoped. There's no reason to not get on with it now that the normal routine is back, so watch out for a blog post in the near future!
GOAL THREE: ORGANISE A 3RD BIRTHDAY SAFARI PARTY FOR AVA...
GOAL FOUR: HALF AN HOUR EXERCISE EVERY DAY...
This is one of those ones that I hit some days and not others. I'm not going to beat myself up about it. We've had a fabulous summer, been fairly active - swimming and walking - and now that Ava's heading off to pre-school, Heidi and I intend to do all our trekking around by bike. Plenty of exercise to be had in the Autumn!
I have loved reading through my library pile this summer. I still have a couple of books to go, but I figure five library books is pretty good going (I read five Kindle ones too, but they don't count!) Currently, my library read is "The Little Village School" by Gervase Phinn and I'm really enjoying it. As an ex-teacher, it rings so true on so many levels, and is bringing a fair few chuckles. I'd recommend it on what I've read so far, but I'll keep you posted.
So there you have it... that has been my #GetGoodSummer... I'm so excited to hear how you all got on, so please share your links below... and please make a special effort to go round an visit everyone this week! We need to give each other a huge round of applause...
And next week, I'll be back with my rest of year linky, "Savouring the Season"... an opportunity to share all your seasonal loves... we'll be saying goodbye to summer and welcoming autumn, so if you have any posts celebrating end of summer/autumnal recipes, trips out, nature, photography, crafts or reflections on your summer, please don't forget to stop back next Thursday and link up!
I'll look forward to seeing you there!
And thanks so much for joining me these past ten weeks... its been lovely to "meet" all your blogs and get to know you all a bit. I hope to still see you around!