Have you ever psyched yourself up for something? Something that you really, really wanted to do and then that something is cancelled. Well, that happened to Caroline, my younger daughter, today.
She rose with the larks and was all ready, set to go run a 5k Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research in Huddersfield. Charlie and I went along to give support. However when we got to the venue there was no crowd ready and raring to go with her. The race had been postponed due to the course being deemed unsafe to use because of all this flippin’ rain we are having! Talk about disappointed! What was a girl to do? Head to the nearest coffee shop and have a little treat, that’s what. Caroline wasn’t the only deflated runner there. Several other ladies followed us in all with the same forlorn, can-you-believe-it look on their faces.
George and Nicholas stayed overnight with us Friday night. Here’s Nicholas making pancakes for breakfast yesterday morning. This was at 7.30 and George, sensible boy, was still in bed.
Sunday last was Armed Forces Day. Caroline had seen an ad for events taking place in Halifax Piece Hall and that’s where these pictures were taken.
The day had a 1940s theme. The band played songs from the era, mainly those associated with the war.
Both boys had a turn at dressing up like a real soldier. Charlie particularly was in his element.
Both got to ride on this vintage funfair carousel.
People came dressed in character for the day.
I loved seeing this old lady in her house pinny and carpet slippers. The 1950s trolley is just like the one my siblings and I would’ve been pushed around in.
Charlie’s Nursery School Sports Day was held earlier this week. He did really well and won quite a few of his little races.
Afterwards his little friend came to play at Charlie’s house. Don’t they look sweet holding hands?
Nicholas’s Sports Day was also held earlier this week. He too did really well and won lots of his races. George, Nicholas’s brother, fell foul of the weather and his Sports Day was cancelled. He wasn’t happy about it, poor thing.
What a long post this turned out to be but I’ve been dragging my feet over this one and when I finally got stuck in I didn’t want to leave anything out!