Friday, May 7, 2010
UK Trip at Last
Well, here I am again, all behind and in a tizzy. I am behind in my ATCs and my blogging. One week away and life descends into chaos!
Having said that, I had a lovely time and loved catching up with Sonny and Poppy in Sussex. Sonny is just delightful. He pulls really funny faces and we hit it off extremely well. He is now 9 months old - amazing. Here are a couple of photos of Sonny at bedtime:
Don't you wish you could do that?
On the Thursday, Jim had a meeting in town, so I took our car to be serviced, have a new exhaust system, new shock absorbers, etc etc. Then I walked into town and spent most of the day there! I have ordered 2 pairs of glasses for Specsavers of course and Jenny and Sonny met me in town, where we had a delightful lunch in a pavement cafe.
Jenny walked back home and I had my hair cut - just a trim but it looks much better. I cut it the last time and made a bit of a mess of the layers.
I bought Sonny a paddling pool/ball pit and some balls to go in it. It was a real hit! When Poppy came, they played in it together:
Sonny didn't take his eyes off Poppy - Ali watches. We had to buy about 11 packs of balls to fill it.
We spent some time in the garden in Worthing and it was lovely to see the two sister, Ali and Jenny, with their offspring:
Sonny trying to eat Poppy!
Sonny kept picking weeds and trying to eat them. Every time he almost got one into his mouth, Jenny whipped it away from him!
We all went for a lovely walk along 'The Gallops' in Worthing, Sussex. Poppy likes to walk but goes in every direction but the one you want her to!
Poppy, Jim, Ali, Sonny and Jenny
Poppy found a stick and is carrying her doll. Jim and Ali are chatting.
There were some rather super clouds - a row of poodles?
We walked up to the play area and Poppy enjoyed the slide, while Sonny wasn't too sure of the swing.
Sonny wasn't too sure...
We really enjoyed the walk and the fresh air. On the way back to the car, we spotted something moving in the long grass:
He/she also had a friend:
2 bunnies. They stayed quite a while and didn't seem bothered by us.
The Arum lilies were at their best.
We called at Russell and Caz's home, as I had only seen it from the outside. I loved the tiles that made up the front path:
Inside and the front room has been decorated and has a new suite, made to measure. Russell loves the 'day bed' part of it. Caz made us some chocolate muffins, which were gorgeous. It's a lovely little house, just right as a starter home.
Sonny loves jumping in his bouncer. I videod him in it but I wish I'd kept my mouth shut!!
I hope it works!
Phew, that's enough for today. I'll finish tomorrow with a bit of luck. It's the General Election in the UK so Jim and I are watching it.