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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.

Happy campers

Friends are starting to arrive for Henry and Ele’s Wedding. The camping field is filling up with lots of lovely people all here to celebrate and have fun. Tonight we are having a bbq. Matt has been into town to collect the freshly dry cleaned suits and shop for bbq supplies. Jay has a new hair cut, Matt has been… Read more →

Some things I love about camping

Toasting marshmallows The sound of rain beating on the waterproof tent roof Camp Fires Being outside Time becomes less relevant Meeting lovely new people Visiting new places Waking up to sunshine and a view of the beach