Well, it's been a while but here I am with a quick post. I usually spend time on the computer in an evening but while we still have my daughter and her family staying with us that has been nigh on impossible. My computer is in the spare bedroom you see and little boys are sleeping in there, so not much blogging going on for a little while longer yet.
Here are just some of the iPhone pics I've been snapping along the way over the last few weeks. Starting top left:-
- I often see this VW Beetle parked in Charlie's nursery school car park. It sends my mind skipping down Memory Lane.**
- Passing a florist's window one day I noticed this clever display. The bikini was clad in fresh spring flowers.
- Spotted this little wagon outside a greengrocer's. Thought it was very sweet.
- Another memory from yesteryear. A coal merchant's lorry. The coalman used to deliver two bags of coal to my childhood home every week. He was always "black as the "obs of "ell". No central heating in those days. Just the coal fire in the downstairs living room. The rest of the house was freezing in winter and most of summer too for that matter.
- In the local park is this grave of Mephisto. Mephisto was reported to be the pet monkey of the wealthy family who owned the land in the nineteenth century.
- Takeaway pizza. I can't imagine life without pizza.
- George showing off his library book.
- Max and Muffin both straining at the ends of their leads. Not to go further on but to go back the way we had just come!
- Early morning jaunt to Hebden Bridge. Toasted currant teacake, cup of tea and the newspaper in one of my favourite cafes.
- Beautiful blue skies.
- George with Pepper, a search and rescue dog. He belongs to one of the rangers at the Lake Visitor Centre. I had taken George to see all the frog spawn in the large pond at Ealees.
- We enjoyed the most gorgeous summer weather for a week.
- A trip to Manchester where I met my lovely cousin, Sylvia. Our first stop was the Cath Kidston shop. Love her stuff.
- Charlie at the library. Still loving that place.
- The summer weather came to an end. We had snow and gale force winds in its place earlier this week!
- Mine and Charlie's plates of meat.
**Many moons ago my sister spent two summers working in Italy. While there she met and fell in love with Jerry, an American Airforce Sergeant, who was stationed in Italy. Happily this was not just a summer romance and my sister and her American Sgt became husband and wife. The wedding took place in our home town in England and this is where the VW Beetle comes in. Jerry owned one of the original Beetles manufactured in the 60s and he and Maureen, my sister, drove all the way home from Italy to the north of England in it. One heck of a journey!
I clearly remember that little car, a week or so before the wedding, come driving down our street, its horn sounding and coming to a halt outside our house. My sister and her American husband-to-be, emerging from the car, tired and crumpled,. Peering through the kitchen window I got my first glimpse of my wonderful brother-in-law to be. I could write a full post on this subject alone - but not today. After all I did say this was going to be a quick post. Maybe I could talk my lovely sister into writing her story for us. What do you think, Moll?
Sunday will find William and I heading down the motorway for our first holiday of the year in Devon. My younger daughter, Caroline, and her family are already there and I can't wait to join them!