Sunday, 26 January 2014

Time is at it Again!

Flying that is.  Already it’s the 26th of January and before anybody can say Jack Robinson February will be here!  Oh well, nothing to be done about it so we’d better just hold on and enjoy the ride.


  1. I snapped a selfie of me wearing my new jumper, a Christmas present from Caroline and Trev.  I really like it!  The jumper that is.
  2. George stayed over early in the month and I took him to Hebden Bridge for lunch.  Pretty Christmas lights were still in evidence.
  3. George snuggled up to grandad on the couch.  These two pics are in the wrong order this should have been before the last one.
  4. John and Lesley came round a couple of Saturday nights ago.  We played Rummikub.  I love that game and happily I won that night.  We always have a good time together and conversation flows over the game along with a glass or two of good cheer.
  5. A week last Monday Lesley rang to invite me out for a walk through Ealees with her and John.  The weather was not good but it didn’t matter in the least.   If we waited for the sun to shine we might never set foot outside the door from one blue moon to the next!  Not that rotten weather is going to be a problem for John and Lesley for the next couple of months.  The very next day they jetted off to New Zealand!
  6. However there have been a few good weather days.  When Caroline’s shifts allow she often rings to see if I’d like to join her for a walk and sometimes we do catch a glimpse of that blue sky we know is up there somewhere.
  7. Charlie stayed overnight last week and here he is reading his school book to grandad.
  8. What else but pancakes for breakfast the morning after.  He says my pancakes are awesome!
  9. A Sunday morning treat.  A cup of tea with my Kindle in bed.  Love it!


And finally a portrait of Nicholas.  I posted lots in the last post of Nicholas trying not to laugh while I read him jokes from a book.  This is another taken at the same time.   Cute, eh? 

Until next time,


Thursday, 16 January 2014

No Laughing Allowed

When somebody is telling you jokes and laughing out loud because they’re so funny it’s hard not to laugh along too.  But when you are being told not to laugh it’s even harder.


Last weekend to bring Nicholas out from under a cloud I challenged him to keep his face straight while I told him some jokes.  He did his level best not to laugh.  He almost succeeded but not quite.  Unfortunately I only got one picture of him when he finally did burst out laughing.  However it was totally blurred because I was laughing so much too!  Never mind though, I still got all these cute pics of him.


Monday, 6 January 2014

Just One More Ho Ho Ho.

It seems like very old news now but I just want to post this final Christmas instalment. 

On Christmas morning William and I visit both our daughter’s homes with gifts for them and the boys.  We are so lucky that both girls live within striking distance and that we able to visit them each in their homes and see our little grandsons all excited with their piles of gifts from Father Christmas.


Charlie loves all things involving knights, Disney and castles so Christmas morning he wasn’t disappointed.


Neither were George and Nicholas who both received hudl tablets and were thrilled with them.  They were three very lucky and very happy little boys.


Christmas dinner is always held at our house.  This year Trev did the honours in the kitchen, very ably I might add, and I relaxed and watched the boys open their stocking.


I hang a stocking up each year at our house for each of the boys and fill them with a variety of little things.  I took a picture for posterity this year.  In years to come I’m hoping that this blog will still be floating around in the clouds somewhere and the boys will read it when they’re all grown up and say “Oh yeah, I ‘d forgotten about those stockings but I remember now!”…. or something like that.


This pic’s a bit blurry I know but I like how Nicholas is showing Charlie that he has a Christmas top on too.  Christmas Day is a long time in the making and once it arrives it’s all go and whizzes by in a flash!  It’s a shame isn’t it?  I wish Christmas morning could last and last.  Wouldn’t that be great for the kids?


Our Christmas present to Charlie was this Hot Wires Electronics Kit.  While his parents were both working one day he stayed with us and brought the Hot Wires for him and grandad to play with.  Above you see them both having fun and getting stuck into the first project.


Second project, still going strong…


.. but Charlie seems to be getting a bit fed up of just watching.


Hang on though, that’s better.


A joint effort - much more fun!


So, that’s it for another year but before I sign off just one more thing.  Victoria saw this idea on FaceBook and told me about it. 


I think it’s a really nice idea and I have a jar started.  Hopefully it’ll be quite full by the end of the year.


Happy New Year!