Thursday, October 25, 2018

Funny Izzy

Well Izzy is now three. She is a happy little thing. She loves her teddies and like her Aunt Col her bed is full up and there is hardy any room for her. Her favourite is rabbit who despite being loved the most is the one who always gets lost. Last night we when to Lincoln she dropped him and we had a mad hunt round. Fortunately, some one had kindly placed him on the side of a wall to be picked up. As well as teddies, she likes her dolls and taking all the furniture out of the dolls house to have a party.

She also say eyebulbs for eyes and her favourite food is sausages.

Monday, May 07, 2018

Funny Izzy

Just to set the scene.

Izzy in the garden, holding rabbit teddy. A real rabbit is hopping in the garden.

Me: Iz, look there is the rabbit. (Pointing to rabbit on the grass)

(Iz looks at rabbit).

Me: It looks like your rabbit.

Iz: (looks confused).

Me: Like the rabbit in your hand.

Iz: (looks in the empty hand).

Me: No, the rabbit in other hand.

Iz: (Swaps rabbit over to the empty hand, then looks in the now empty hand for a rabbit).

Me: (gives up).

Sunday, May 06, 2018

James' first film

Using a Stop Start app, James, with a little help from me, has make a Minerrant animation.
Here it is...

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Happy Birthday Penny

Last Friday was Penny's 5th birthday. Wow, was she excited. Since Christmas she has been asking if it is her birthday yet. Well it finally happened and....... she slept in.
She has lots of lovely presents and cards. Seesaw, lots of unicorn stuff, craft stuff, Shimmer outfit, scooter and horse riding lessons. Grandad and Grandma came for birthday tea.
Saturday was party day. The theme being rainbows and unicorns. Grandma, Nanny, Grandad, Aunt Katie and Aunt Col visited. As well as lots of her friends. We had pass the parcel, pinata to bash and musical bumps. She had a fantastic time.

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).