Mr Messy went out very early this morning to start the five week Boot Camp he has signed up for. He came back very tired and aching and dived straight into the shower. I had only just got up by then and set about getting Little Prince ready for school. He had already almost finished his breakfast, so it was just a case of encouraging him to finish up and get in his uniform. When it got to 8am I decided the sleeping Princess Lollipop had to finally be woken up - not something any of us relish as she can be so bad tempered if she doesn't wake up in her own time!! She wasn't too bad this morning and didn't cry or scream, but did spend a good few minutes on her Daddy's knee "coming round."
Once she was dressed and had her breakfast it was time to take Little Prince to school, loaded up with his swimming kit and lunch box. Mr Messy took his car to the garage to have the last bits of repairs done, the garage hadn't had the parts in last time it was there and this is the first time Mr Messy has had a free day to take it in since the parts arrived! Once Little Prince was safely in school, me and Princess Lollipop went to collect Mr Messy from the garage and take him to OUR shop. Princess Lollipop was NOT happy that she wasn't going to OUR shop with Daddy, and that Daddy wasn't coming home with her :-( Mr Messy is working very hard and long hours fitting in two jobs and she is missing seeing him as much as she wants to.
Once we dropped Mr Messy off, we called at the shop for some bits and bobs before setting off back home. When we arrived the Gardener was just backing his trailer onto the drive. I had thought he wouldn't come today as its SOOOO hot, but he's here and working hard. He's already cleared the hidden path, strimmed the worst of the lawn and is currently clearing the patio. He reckons he can have it cleared today, I wasn't sure he'd do it in this weather, but looking at how fast he's going despite the heat I think he could be right!! Its great to see the garden emerging from under the weeds and mess and knowing that it will be clear and safe very soon - Little Prince and Princess Lollipop are desperate to play out there!! And the weather is perfect to leave the patio door open and let them come in and out as they please. And of course I can't wait to get the trampoline and playhouse out there too :-) They are going to have so much fun :-)