Friday, December 14, 2012

12 on the 12th

I haven't done this since March, but I thought the 12.12.12 was a pretty special date to play along with my favourite blogger's challenge.

12 on the 12th  - dear lizzy

some very ordinary photography, its hard work trying to get any time to take photos on a week day, so its just photos around our place and our village.

everyone needs a hard hat to eat breakfast

a bit frosty this morning, -1 degrees when I went for my run

sulking now because I wouldn't let him take a photo

apparently there is nothing more satisfying than chopping and spilting your own wood for your log burner!

Xmas tree on the way to pick Maddie up from school

I always have to save letters for Maddie to post on the way home from school

our neighbours very festive front door


advent calendar treats, last year I had to hide all the treats and bring them out each day because Caleb didn't understand the whole concept of an advent calendar.  This year he is showing lots of self-restraint, which must be hard for a 3 year old.

advent candles being blown out

Monday, December 03, 2012

Harvest Festival

In October Maddie's school and our local church celebrated the harvest, the church was decorated with local corn, wheat, fruit and vegetables, the children bring baskets of fruit and vegetables to give thanks for a successful harvest.  Its been a tradition in Britain since the pagan times and I think a nice tradition to keep up in our small village.  But for Maddie the most exciting thing was the chance to dress up. 

Maddie with her cousin Olivia

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

France in August

some photos from our break in France from way back in August,
I took so many photos these are just a couple of my favourites. Becky and Steve were wonderful hosts and we were treated to lots of lovely food.  My first experience of France apart from Paris years ago before the kids. 

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Summer Update

whoa, its been awhile since my last post, not much has been happening with us, Maddie at school, Caleb starting playgroup a few mornings a week.  But at the same time we made a few big decisons about things which just means we're sticking to life as it is rather than changing things, we took a while to get there but now everyone seems happy.

the past few months have been: potty training, growing our own veggies, a bath in a bucket, friends visiting, jubliee celebrations, enjoying the garden and of course lots more things

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Grandma's big birthday

Grandma had a special birthday a few weeks ago, heres a few photos from the day of the party

Matthew playing happy birthday on his guitar

chopsticks anyone?

cakes I made for the party


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Giants in Liverpool

We made a trip into Liverpool to see the Sea Odyssey celebrating the 100 years since the Titanic sinking. 
two giants walking through the streets of Liverpool. the size and the mechanics of operating them were amazing.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Daz and Sarah's Wedding

Kev and I had a brilliant time at Daz and Sarah's wedding at Beeston Manor on Saturday.  What a wonderful couple and what a wonderful day.

our room

bubbles for the bride and groom as they walked down the aisle

Kev with Lee the other usher

my dress which has had Four Weddings and a Ball, time to put it away now for a while

the candy bar which was a highlight for me