Weds 18th November
On the Wednesday, Jason took us to Frankie and Benny's for lunch. We decided it was his firm's Christmas outing!! Sam, Jack and Kitty came too and the waitress was very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely meal and chat, then took Jason back home to work and we carried on to Bury St Edmunds for a spot of shopping.
Jack at Frankie and Benny's
Kitty gearing up for her lunch. What a smile!
Jason with Jack and 2 helium balloons.
Jack received a bag with puzzles and colouring things in, plus these dice! He liked them. He's showing evidence of his dessert - chocolate ice cream! He has such blue eyes, unlike Kitty's - hers are dark brown. Oh, I had pancakes with ice cream, cream and maple syrup. Mmmm.
I took loads of photos of Kitty at home, but will try and choose just a few:
I love this one, where she's amused by her reflection!
A good photo of Jack sitting on his table and one more of Kitty, below:
Her cheeks weren't as red that day.
Thursday, November 19th, 2009
On the Thursday, we went to meet Jack's other Nanny and Grandad in Dereham, where they live. It's about an hour's journey and Jack kept doing the 'are we there yet?' It did seem quite a long way. In fact we stopped to buy a take away coffee on the way.
I'm not normally a shopper, but the shops in Ireland are pretty rubbishy, so I love to wander around the centres in the UK. I saw lots of cushions and other things that would be wonderful for my sun room, in which I'm trying to achieve a Moroccan look. Sadly I couldn't get them in my case!
We all went for lunch in a local pub. 2 lunches out in 2 days - not bad. I sat with Ivor and Maureen and then Jack wanted to sit with us, so poor Sam was left all alone!
Nanny Maureen with Kitty. Kitty does a strange thing with her tongue, she turns it sideways, as she is showing you here! Jack decided to go and sit with his mummy as she was on her own. Bless.
This lovely decoration was across the street.
Kitty soon fell asleep as we toured some shops!
Sam was getting into the Christmas spirit with a reindeer mask! I think it looks great!
Ivor and Maureen in the car park!
What a busy time I had! We went back home via Asda, where I bought myself 2 three quarter length sleeved jumpers and some treats for Buster!!
We had some pizza for tea, then Jason ran me to the airport for the journey home. Well, you know the rest, floods and general chaos!
I have some more photos from yesterday but I'll save those. I must also photograph my A-Z of ATCs now that my set is complete.
I have been doing some papier mache over the past few days. It's been fun and is something I can do 'on the move' as I'm not yet in my studio. Today I grouted some floor tiles that Jim had put down on the steps down to the extension. There's no sign of our carpenter but I suspect he's not been able to get to us. Someone on a forum had said that Killanena is an island! That's us.
So tomorrow morning I am running Jim to Shannon for his trip to the UK for a meeting and to see his 3 children and 2 grandchildren. It's all go. We're not sure whether we'll make it to the airport, but we'll have a go.
Happy Tuesday Everyone.