Friday, 31 August 2012
Anyway, they had a great time, they are fed and watered and are now watching movies in the lounge and I am upstairs with a cold compress :D
So through his window…..
…in his safety goggles, he didn't see at least one paintball coming as he has quite a bruise and lump on his arm :D
Thursday, 30 August 2012
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
I had a strange journey today. I drove for an hour and a half to Honiton through torrential rain and flash flooding for 10 miles between Cullompton and Honiton was dreadful, a couple of places, I was a bit worried about the poor car! I went to Honiton to sit my licensing exam to be a premises licence holder. The Tesco examiner for the south west works as a manager in Honiton hence the trek. Well it took 10 minutes as it was 40 multiple choice questions
Really what a palaver for that! Fortunately the flash flooding had passed by the time I drove back and was just ordinary tipping down rain!
I pulled over and took a photo at the top of the hill as the clouds were luminous. I don’t know whether it was because of the cloud overhead being so dark that they looked so pure white but they were shining.
Not a very good photo of it but I include it as it will remind me of it.
I did take these as I was driving, which is naughty, but I was going very slowly and there was no other cars.
So that is my slow, driving speed through flood water!
Now that has all gone, look at the view of the sky from my desk is now.
It is a good job I like most types of weather. However, it wasn’t even remotely as bad as those poor folk in Louisiana have it at the moment, so i’ll stop complaining.
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Well I have been scrapping and sorting out today. The sorting is of the laptop. My Mum had a laptop before her iPad and she much prefers her iPad so she has kindly lent me her laptop for a while as I save for a new one. I stupidly let a friend fix the laptop last time, so of course my insurance will be invalid. Lesson painfully learned. So I have been setting it up, reloading passwords etc.
Louis after Rameses Revenge!
Monday, 27 August 2012
I have been AWOL i’m afraid as I had the following issues:
Louis’ 12th Birthday and sleepover; Lost purse; Family BBQ; Cleaning; Broken Laptop ; busy time.
So apologies, it has been a great but worrying weekend.
Today I spent a peaceful couple of hours making layouts and it really helped me chill out.
Here is one of them of Louis after Rameses Revenge at Chessington!
A photo of family at the BBQ yesterday.
Just a few of us. There were 30 of us altogether!
Sunday, 26 August 2012
A lovely happy time with family.
First Cousins catching up.
Second Cousins getting to know each other.
Auntie Ada came, she was 90 a few weeks ago.
Seren was there, she just turned 1.
Just a (fuzzy) selection of the cakes!
Friday, 24 August 2012
Wierdly after a lot of banter between Louis and I. He wants cool shoes, I want (and the school want) him to have sensible shoes.
We were in M&S choosing trousers and as we found a couple of pairs in his size (lots of happy dancing as he is stocky and short!) he turned around and said ‘I like those shoes’….I nearly fainted, shoved them on his feet and we declared ourselves both happy!
The story took a funny turn as I made him try the trousers, he didn’t want to, I made him come out of the changing room to show me so I could check. We were both happy, he went back into the changing room to change back and some man had taken his changing room! We had to wait for him to come out
Anyway here are the innocuous items that caused such a drama before they were found and such happiness after!
Another Back To School Job done!
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Well a crocodile sashaying down the high street is fairly irregular…..
Carnival time in case you were in any doubt..
It wasn’t too bad this year and Ali and I had a nice walk down to the harbour after to walk past the carnival on our way home as it wends it’s way to the end.
I can tell you that the drunkenness of the rugby club men had gotten so much worse by the time we saw them a second time. And the Lion from The Wizard of Oz, played admirably by a toddler was still running everywhere with the rest of the cast chasing him.
A lot of Olympic/Jubilee themed floats and acts, but this one was just fab, lots of work and cleverness I think to represent the Opening Ceremony.
Full of admiration for the little fella with the cloud above his head, he was still going well at the harbour!
We scooted down Fore Street top avoid the crowds on the way down to the harbour, you can see Ali’s flourescent windmill in his right hand.
A lovely evening.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
We drove to Portsmouth today to collect Louis from his Dad.
We decided to go to Southsea Castle area to let Ali burn off some energy, have our picnic and wallow in nostalgia of my happy times I spent in Portsmouth. It was awful at the end, hence leaving, and i’m not a bit sorry I did but I did have many happy years there too.
After we had our picnic and a thousand cuddles with Louis, we went into the fun pools and the boys and I had a splashy couple of hours, before we headed back.
So here are my stars, Louis and the amazing Southsea Seafront with a very turquoise coloured Solent today.
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Monday, 20 August 2012
Saturday, 18 August 2012
I took this snap a few minutes ago of my beloved canon camera. I do just love it still even after 3 years!
Friday, 17 August 2012
Thursday, 16 August 2012
This week Ali and I are watching the Shrek films again Love them, they do not get old!
Here is the trusty gang working together to overcome evil.
We also went swimming today, Ali bowled me over by doing roly polies in the water without being shown or asked. He just did them! So today my friend Angela went in the pool with him and her son Jamie whilst I caught it on film before I got in.
I had truly forgotten how much I love swimming. It’s been our favourite thing this summer.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
A photo of Louis after he had chosen some new clothes and trainers at the beginning of last week.
Paper is Basic Grey, brads by MME and asterisks and title cut by the eclips.
I used Anne’s definition from google as I was a bit stumped honestly. Bringing different elements together was what I did.