Tuesday, 13 March 2012

At Sixes and Sevens...

...that's what it's like around here just now and probably will be for the next six or seven weeks. 

We have house guests.  My older daughter and her family are living with us while they are in between houses.  The house they have just bought is being completely renovated.  It's a big job and will take a while.  So things like blogging will be taking a backseat while we fall into a routine and things become less hectic.


Saturday afternoon my younger daughter and I took the boys and the dogs out for some fresh air and also, more importantly, so that they could burn up some energy.


We took them up to a local reservoir.  This reservoir is in a lovely place, high up in the foothills of the Pennines and it is always windy up there. 


Ideal for windsurfers as you can see.  Ideal too for little boys to run around, throw stones, climb, get dirty and generally let off steam.


Also I've been having a couple of computer problems.  The mouse kept freezing.  However, after much fussing, common sense finally came to the rescue.  I fully recharged the mouse batteries and now everything is back in working order!  Like I said things are at sixes and sevens just now but all will be resolved in the fullness of time.  Or so they say anyway!


Wednesday, 7 March 2012


I am a big fan of silhouettes and recently took a photo of Charlie that I knew would make the perfect silhouette.


So, I worked up a little magic in Photoshop and this is the result.  I love it!


Sunday, 4 March 2012

Butter Wouldn't Melt

Well, this week has flown by, just like the rest of this year's weeks have!  It's March already!  I love it when we reah the month of March though, with the promise of spring well and truly in the air.

I'm playing catch up today. Not a lot of stuff happened this week but even so I don't want to let it go by and post nothing.


A trip to the garden centre yesterday morning was a pleasure.  Spring flowers were everywhere.  William quite likes garden centres but he was still busy up a ladder in the kitchen.  I offered my assistance but he didn't want it, so with a clear conscience I toddled off and left him to it.


Midweek I needed to go a few errands.  Outside the antiques store was this gorgeous little cart.  I can just imagine it full of tubs overflowing with flowers in the garden.  Unfortunately it'll be in somebody else's garden.

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Harley has settled into his new family nicely. Charlie loves him to bits.

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My little grandson, Charlie, the helicopter pilot in action.  Wearing grandad's ear defenders he really thought was a helicopter pilot!


My middle grandson, Nicholas, came for tea on Friday night. 


Doesn't he just look like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth?  After tea he wanted to do the washing up and even looked at me when I had the camera in my hand!  Now that's what I call being a good boy.


This morning a trip with my lovely daughter, Caroline and Charlie to the ice cream parlour at the Chill Factore was on the agenda.

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I don't know how many flavours of ice cream they have but the only one I ever choose is Turkish Delight.  No ice cream for me, or Caroline today, we had a latte instead.  It was quite cold today, snow had even been forecast, naturally Charlie had an ice cream though.

Last night our sweet friends and neighbours, John & Lesley, came round.  We played Rummikub and had a couple of drinks.  It was good fun.  We always have a good night with them.

There we have it.  I'm all caught up again.