Friday 17th of May 2019

By July we’d finally moved in to our new house and unpacked most of our things.

Em playing with my headphones

We’d also started to explore the town and surrounding area.

Hopton church

farm buildings off the footpath from Hopton to Gorleston

neighbour’s car overrun with brambles

Em was getting a lot more mobile now – she could crawl quite easily, and was experimenting more and more with standing up. Sometimes she’d make quite a scene of it.

Em standing up in her cot, lit by a lava lamp

July also marked a long heatwave – not a cloud to be seen for weeks on end, so much so that trees and grass were dying.

car parked by a wooden fence

white painted brick building in Yarmouth

patch of green grass around a fire point

sea gull outside Starbucks in Lowestoft

dry yellow grass in Normanston Park

Em standing on her trolley

bathroom door handle lit by afternoon sun

Tabbs on the stairs

As the month drew to a close, the skies clouded over and the rain came at last, restoring the parched flora.

wet road and yellow grass

Hopton beach groyne and rocks