I am sitting outside at the weathered wooden table. Under the umbrella.
It is warm again today. Uncharacteristically we are all up before ten and I think it was because it was just so hot last night.
I'm not complaining though. I like this sunny weather although today is slightly more overcast.
There I go again, being British and talking about the weather.
Thinking about being British I ponder when the Royal Baby will be born and shake my head inwardly at how crazy the media is already going about it.
My laptop is out in front of me along with a cup of tea and my bible study notes. I like this summer routine of getting up, having a quick shower, making myself a big mug of tea and then setting up in the garden to do my quiet time.
After I finish my Bible reading I lean back in my chair and quickly browse through instagram. Not a lot is happening on there at this time of day. Most of my American friends are fast asleep.
Instead I take a take a large gulp of tea, pull my laptop closer towards me and fire up bloglovin.
Time for a fun romp through blog land. Sometimes my list of unread blogs is overwhelming however today there is only seventeen. I like stopping by my friends and reading what they are getting up to.
As the minutes slip happily by the boys come out in the garden and the twitter of the birds is accompanied by the "ping", "pong" of the table tennis game and their muffled shouts of exasperation and joy.
I like this summer weather (there I go again) when the doors are all open, the windows are flung wide and the garden becomes an extra room. The boys have now moved back inside and I hear their muffled voices floating out of the house.
The noise level increases as mum turns on the mixer in the kitchen.
I have nearly finished my blog reading now and the cat has curled itself around my ankles. My mum has come and joined me in the sun with her paper and a fresh mug of tea for me. Glorious.
I reflect that this is the best way to start a morning and then decide to write it down as my little moment for the month.
Today I am joining in with Alexa's beautiful meme, "Simply a Moment." Do stop by her blog to read both Alexa's words and other bloggers as they record their moments.