Weekly Thanksgivings 5

I’m thankful for this day. August 9th 2013. Biking along the canal with mama, dad and sister to the park for an afternoon picnic and match of rounders with our sweet family and Canadian relatives, visiting from across the sea. The little boy running across the grass in this photograph is Canadian/English/Hungarian Max – some sort of second cousin once removed, but a true-blue cousin in spirit and thought. We’d never met before, but having heard so much about him, it was the greatest pleasure to get to know his mischievous expressions, love of the colour purple and fascination with bicycle wheels in person. Feeling especially grateful this night for our fun and loving family, and the contentment that is sitting on a blanket eating strawberries in the August sunshine, surrounded by people you very much love.