Dave was already on the case and soaking her hand in vinegar and aside from falling out of bed in a daze, I sent Benedict downstairs with lavender oil and then began hunting out the homeopathic remedy, Apis. Within forty five minutes the combination remedies had worked, and a make do ice pack was working on a significant swelling, good job she was not wearing a ring!
Hugging snowy and an ice pack to relieve the swelling.
I think she had been stung at the top, where she wanted a plaster placing but the swelling travelled down her finger and the base was incredibly hot and swollen. She was very brave and this has not quashed her desire to keep bees when she is older! She reminds me so much of Sara!
We have spent the entire day outdoors. eating meals, airing the washing, reading, knitting and painting. It has been ages since both the kids decided to paint together; they found some sun coloured paint and worked on an old piece of wooden crate packing to celebrate the official start to summer:
Making a start.
Lots of lovely red.
"Oops, I have splashed Pip with some of my red!"
"I'm watching you!"
Once the painting things had been tidied, washed and left to dry. Benedict had fun discovering his old trike from when he was small. This led to a discussion about clowns in the circus!
"Look Ma, I can still ride this!!"
Pip also wanted to join in some circus fun, so out came the face paints and a beautiful ...
... butterfly emerged.
Well ,despite living outdoors today the house is still crazily chaotic so I am now off to do a mammoth tidy up before bed :-)