Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunshine at last

For the last two days the weather has been fairly warm and sunny, yay. We have managed to mow the lawn. The kids have been pulling out alloyds the garden toys. Izzy, my little outdoorsy person, is loving it. I have managed to get to the allotment, once all of us. Joh no dug a big patch over and I weeded the strawberries. The this afternoon on my own. I managed to dig a little patch. Penny and Izzy planned a some lettuce, leeks, edible flowers runner beans and chives in some pots.
Feeling a lot more active in this weather, might not tomorrow after all the digging though.

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Bought Penny new socks with laughing lemons on then. She was putting them on in the caravan.
"The lemons are laughing. They are making me laugh. The lemon eye are closed as they are laughing so much. They are making me laugh."

She is so odd. She also pronounces laugh like a posh southern.


I love it here, I wish it was closer to us. Beamish is an open air museum. It is set out like different  areas, representing different time periods. The town is Edwardian, complete with sweet shop, bakery, bike shop, pub, dentist, haberdashery, grocers and lot of others. People are milling round dressed up and 100 year old trams, busses, bikes and cars are driving round. The place is amazing.
There is also a train station with a steam train. James loved standing on the bridge and catching the train smoke. I think he would have stayed there all day. His nose was black at the end of the day.
There was a few old fashioned rides to go on. Further round a WW2 farm, complete with land girls and animals. A pit village with a mine, school and houses. A hall and waggon way, which we didn't get round to seeing.
While we were there, there was a steam WW1 event. So a recruitment officer put kids through the paces.
We even had the sun shining.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Summer Holidays

Last week we went to Hartlepool for our Summer holiday. Except to was snowing and raining and gale force winds. Apart from that we had a fab time.
We stopped at Crimdon Dene ParkDean site, nice site, but the facilities were small for the amount of people. The kids loved the entertainers, dancing, games and amusements. James was allowed the freedom of going in the arcades on his own or with his friend with his own money (we are beginning to loosen the apron strings).

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lego master piece.

It took a while, but between us we managed to complete the battleship.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Snow day

A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to have some snow, enough for the schools to close for 2 days. Yay. Unfortunately, Izzy wasn't able to play as she was poorly with suspected scarlott fever. But a few week later it snowed again and her and Penny were able to make a snowman and go on the sledge.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Happy birthday James.

Last Tuesday, my lovely little boy turned 7, no longer little. Thankfully he still like cuddles and snuggles up against you on the sofa, enjoys sitting on my knee at any opportunity and insists that I help him with his lego.

He is no angel, but he can be helpful, funny and charming. He is clever and friendly and a fantastic big brother. We are so luck he is in our family as he brightens it up everyday.

His birthday party was at home and minecraft themed, cake, balloons, games and lots of friends and food.