Thursday, 2 July 2015

To Market...

Sticky, hot children needed a little help on the entertainment front yesterday afternoon. After their quiet times (during which Heidi fell asleep as she played... Who can blame her in this weather?!) they were niggly and fidgety and just winding each other up. They're usually pretty good at letting their imaginations run wild and inventing all sorts of games, but yesterday, well in that heat, a little help was needed from Mama...

The two of them spent last week driving their wagon between their cabin and "the market" and so I thought a little market stall, right in the shady spot of the garden, would land a treat.

It did.

There was fresh fruit and veg, ice cold lemonade and even warm milk straight from the cow (which doubles up as the horse they use to pull their wagon to get to market!!)

Everything we bought was weighed up on the scales and priced up. Two tomatoes cost £1, a glass of lemonade was £11... I guess Ava's already got the business concept of pricing up when there's high demand!

The girls travelled too and fro on that wagon of theirs, taking trip after trip to "market", taking it in turns to serve and be served. And it was so much fun just to enter into the imagination of it all. So often, I let them get on with it... I'm a big believer in them learning to play without adult intervention or stimulation, and they're pretty good at it, but now and again... Well, now and again its just nice to play the games I loved as a child with them...

Even if my lemonade does cost me £11!!!

Running in Lavender


  1. Aw bless so sweet, and yes that is a bit steep for lemonade, the clearly have good business heads on them ha ha x

  2. Awwwww this is soooo gorgeous and lovely photos to capture this wonderful market day. Love this so much.
    Sammy xxx

  3. I can see that top pictured in gorgeous market cafe in the countryside - fabulous #mycapturedmoment

  4. You know how to have fun even it is hot. I wish you were here and swim in the fjord!!😀

  5. Love it! Although the lemonade is a little on the pricey side ;-)
    And I love Heidis dress even more!!! So when she grows out- you know what to do with it ;-) I don't think Jonas would appreciate it very much...

    Liebe Grüße Catrin

  6. Helen Hilleren Lie2 July 2015 at 10:14

    Great :-) :-)

  7. Beautiful photos, I love that they can play together so nicely that is so special for both of then. What a great idea to set up a pretend stall! x #mycapturedmoment

  8. I love how your girls find imaginary games to play together. So sweet Claire and you're doing amazingly with another little one in tow! x

  9. That is so cute! What a lovely idea. I sometimes feel bad that I don't play more often with mine because they absolutely love it when I do! Must make more time ;-) xx #mycapturedmoment

  10. Oh what a beautiful post, I love their little market stall and the pictures are all just gorgeous!! The perfect picture of summertime fun. Thanks so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xxx

  11. Ah, this is so lovely, the pictures are beautiful. My three go camping a lot, and their preparations make me smile every time :) #mycapturedmoment


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