The past couple of weeks have seen a lot of celebrations and party-like activities, so here's a bit of a roundup. First though, an all-important catchup on my various travels again. Another trip to COW in London...
|I was going to caption this just as "SWEET!", but it's not quite clear enough for that. It's the Tate and Lyle factory near London City Airport - a happy sight to see on arrival in London! Here it is taken by someone else's much better camera in daylight...|
|I'm getting too familiar with this hotel. This time I was very near the lifts (just left of the top-right corner on the plan), but usually I'm the lucky chap on the far bottom left, with what feels like an hours' walk to breakfast in the morning.|
|Only downside of being near the lifts is that it's very much within earshot of the PA system at Euston Station. Of course, an upside is that this means that I got a splendid view of Euston station from my window. Even if it is that horrible 60s rebuild.|
|Obligatory cow picture.|
|The oh-so legible receipt from my takeaway meal. I eventually made this an "unreceipted claim" (acceptable as long as you don't do it very often).|
|A trip to London meant a visit to my sister Heather. And some more clothes for Naomi from her cousin!|
Now, on to the celebrations. Naomi's best friend Ello had a birthday party last Saturday. I got to take an excited 4 year old and an excited 4 year old to a soft play place with sugar and HUNDREDS of excited 2-5 year olds. Yes, it was
Then on to birthday 2. Jay's birthday was on Sunday...
|Naomi and Miriam helped me to make a lovely cake|
|Happy birthday Mummy!|
Now for a diversion into some bathtime fun. Miriam was making a brilliant face because apparently an elephant was on the stairs. Of course, upon taking her picture, she did this...
|...and there it is. Yikes, there's an elephant outside.|
The party opportunity on Friday was Red Nose Day at the nursery. "Dress up as an animal" (by the way, the place was priceless when I dropped off Naomi in the morning...)
|Naomi was a butterfly. Here's her wings.|
|Miriam painted a butterfly too of course.|
|Where's Naomi? All I can see is Heliconius charitonia|
|Lydia is learning to sit up. (well, sitting is a kind of celebration...)|
|Mmmmmm, Jay got a truffle making kit for her birthday. Yes, they ARE that good.|
Finally, on to Mothers' Day...
|Both girls made cards for their Mummy, and Naomi helped me to make a load of butterfly/fairy/angel cakes|
|Yes, they are also THAT GOOD.|
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