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Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday

Today Annie and I spent the morning in the lovely company of Nanty Nina and Aunty Tinana, eating chocolate Danishes and drinking coffee. Websatvinnthe back gardennsoaking up the sunshine whilst Annie played in the paddling pool. Tonight Jaygo asked if we could have tacos for dinner. Everyone enjoyed making their own taco combinations even Sophie who forgot to notice I… Read more →

Front page Elsie

Front page Elsie

Matt sent me a picture of Elsie on the front page of the recent Holiday Cottage’s brochure. The picture was taken when he used to work for them. Apparently Elsie had a wonderful day on the shoot and came home filled with doggie treats. This is what Matt thinks Elsie would be saying in her, ‘famous for five minutes’ interview…. Read more →

Party field

Party field

This weekend we camped in the party field to celebrate Tinana and Kath`s birthday. We spent a lovely weekend sitting by a camp fire, toasting s’mores (marshmallow toasted and squished between the chocolate side of a digestive biscuit) drinking fizz and pina coladas, chasing Annie and Max around and generally having a splendid time.

Jules’s crumble

Jules’s crumble

The lovely Jules brought us a crumble filled with the most amazing array of tasty fruit, apple,pear,blackberry,apricot,plum and ginger. It was almost half demolished before I could even get a photo. I commented to Matt how delicious the crumble was. His reply summed it up,’Well you didn’t think a desert made by Jules would be anything other then brilliant.’

Rampant squash

Rampant squash

Tinana gave me a squash plant. I think, actually she must have grown it from Jack’s magic beans because it has grown and grown, taking over the whole flower bed and is now heading up to the bathroom and onwards to giant land. I shall have to send one of the boys up to the top to bring back the… Read more →

Cheeky Mo

Cheeky Mo

Look who I found this morning wandering about with an empty packet of sugar from the paper recycling area and a tooth brush she had purloined from the bathroom. She was dipping the toothbrush into the sugar packet and then sucking the sugar granules off it. Interesting method of brushing her teeth.

Back to school

The children started back to school today. Felix is in year eleven and will be sitting his gcse’s this academic year. Jay is in year nine and will be choosing his gcse options this year, and Sophie is in year four. This house is very quiet with them all gone and Annie napping. That is until four o’clock when they… Read more →

Saturday’s adventures

When I switched my phone on this morning it had made this lovely montages from the pictures I took yesterday. https://plus.google.com/100417522735927162987/stories/fc3e1512-0584-3b17-87ac-50def04a9df11482a4a34e9?authkey=CM3M-bfhn9z7uwE

Party Organising

Party Organising

It’s nearly Fi’s birthday so there is a party to organise, wine to drink a and pizza to eat. Oh it’s a hard life.

The Stray Fair

The Stray Fair

Every August bank holiday a funfair sets up camp on the Stray. On Thursday the rides cost £1 so with pocket money tightly gripped sweaty hands the children and I headed down to try out the attractions. Annie and I had a ride on a mini rollercoaster and the carousel. Little lady wasn’t sure what to make of it with… Read more →

Elsie

After looking in depth into having puppies I have decided to not go ahead. I have heard so many horror stories and collected gasps of dismay about the work involved and decided that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with our four children and a litter. Rolo is a gorgeous dog and he will, I am sure, be a… Read more →

The Park

The Park

I won a meal at local pub ‘The Park’, so after a hard day of relaxing we decided to make use of it and go out for dinner.