Saturday, 26 January 2019

More decorating

We didn't feel that Lydia and Esther bedroom was quite finished after making it very pink, so Jay has added a nice rainbow to it. We've also now moved some furniture round, so the younger two have some real cupboards and drawers, and Naomi and Miriam now have a small dresser and some turquoise stuff to better suits Naomi's tastes these days.

The girls also pitched in to help with making the new drawers! Very good stuff.

Christmas 2018

A few snippets from our Christmas holidays...

First up, our Church Christmas party

Off to Granny's house...
I forget why I'm in this pose.

Christmas night

Christmas morning!

The park at Uncle Ian's

Esther has now really taken to Lego. She built this tower herself!

Lots of games with sisters and cousins

Naomi also organised a party for my birthday again. Lots of party games!
Miriam won a prize at the party. 

Pin the nose on the reindeer. A classic game.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Funny faces

A selection of silly faces...


We had occasion to be in Glasgow for a morning shortly before Christmas, so we went to Kelvingrove Museum for an hour or so. I love how much the girls take in this kind of stuff: they had a great time!

Sunday, 23 December 2018

October holidays

I just realised that we haven't caught up on our brief holidays up North during October. A few days with Granny, Grandad and Grandma as well as catching up with friends were most welcome! This included some friends from Loughborough, who now live near Peterborough, and happened to be visiting Fraserburgh on holiday. We also achieve a record in outdoor recreational variety - 6 different parks in 6 days! Lots of wholesome outdoor time and a good trip all round.

A visit to Uncle Ian and family at a soft play in the middle of the lovely North East countryside

The soft play, of course, also has a cafe

This is the park in Turriff

At this point Esther has discovered shoes, though is still working on the concepts of "size" and "fit"

We are doing a lot of tidying at Mum's house just now and one of the sad parts has been disassembling the model railway. I was always very pleased with this bridge that I made.

Around 20 years ago a high-speed incident in the school playground gave my brother several nasty grazes, and rendered our cartie (made by my Grandad) out of action. It has taken me this long to rebuild the broken wheel - here it is.

And the finished article. Brilliant.

More park fun... this is Haddo 

Naomi is at one with nature. She's in those bushed somewhere.

The view from the skylight outside my old bedroom at Mum's.

Mum has an apple tree and a pear tree, both of which produced their best-ever crops this year. We took load home - and even with our consumption rate they lasted us about 5 weeks.

The park in Keig

School time!

Lots of tree climbing on this trip. Very satisfying.

Haughton country park in Alford

...and a quick wander into the countryside to make a den...

and see some highland cows.