And so that was Summer

Just like that, seven weeks flew by. And we said au revoir to Little Tyke and Mini Tyke.

It has been a wonderful summer – we did so many things together.

There were lots of laughter
Checking out other beasts
Like a typical English summer, there was always rain
A family of yellows!
Little Tyke had a memorable time at West End stage
We explored the English countryside
Where dogs and children ran freely
They even came to two of our Hyde Park meets.
There were sleepovers.
And feasts!

So it is hooray for a successful and happy summer.

See you later, alligator!
One last hug.

And as we do each year – this is our BFF photos.

Would you believe that these two fought the whole time?

Mini Tyke gets a bit rough with George at times. He nips her when he thinks she’s going for him and then she hits him back. But you could never tell from this picture.

And for our one last supper together, we went to one of our favourite restaurants, Osteria Basilico, which we had just found out that it’s dog-friendly.

So just like that, our summer is over.

It was a denim summer!

The days are shorter and the nights cooler. We wear our jackets more – in this case out denim jackets. 🙂

The house feels empty and hollow. No more sounds of children’s laughter, screams and the TV.

Now it’s back to just the three of us.

May’s comments: It was just like yesterday when I was preparing for their arrival. Signing them up for a series of camps to make sure they are stimulated all summer, the excitement of going to Loose Reins (and my longest drive yet), going to the movies more than I have the first half of the year and getting Sasha excited about new book titles.

Then poof! It’s all over. Off they went – back to their lives, back to school and their friends.

It was lovely to see them grow, learn, make new friends and have new experiences. They had a fab time. The challenge is how to top that next year. LOL!

But for now, everything seems quieter, and less hectic. I still run around with never ending list of things to do. The difference being I don’t have to schedule when it is time to go pick them up from camp or stop at the end of the day and check in on how was their day. It maybe a lot easier just getting on and doing my own thing but I would happily run around madly if it meant having them around. Memories are all I have now – and of course my two pups.


  1. Alison Wood

    Great photos and lovely memories.

  2. Liz Burman

    What wonderful photos. I just love how you’ve managed to get children and doggies all in matching outfits. Until next time, au revoir to the Tykes.😍

    • Rita and Gracie

      Awww what a fab auntie you are and what fab fur- cousins Darcy and George are too. So many adventures and memories to bank forever. Now for some relatively quiet time for the three of you to get your breath back.

  3. Cheryl

    Your photos and adventures are amazing! You are giving Sasha and Mini-Tyke so many memories and incredible experiences they will always remember! I’d love to hear their responses when their teacher or friends ask them what they did this summer!

  4. Alison Mullett

    A summer to remember! Au revoir little Tykes.

  5. Julie

    Cuteness overload 😍


    It’s been wonderful watching the Tykes grow through your posts May. Little Tyke was not more than a toddler when we first became FB “ friends “ and little George was still Bobo, HWHNN, roaming the streets.

    What beautiful photos and memories to keep. 🐾❤️

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