Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Week in Suffolk





Windsor Castle (near Legoland) bathed in the evening sun.

Well I'm back again. I took over 500 photos so they've taken me a few days to sort out. I'm only going to put a select few on here you'll be pleased to know.

What a busy week we had. The weather was mostly lovely and we managed to fit in a trip to Legoland, one to Dinosaur Adventure, a children's day at Bury St Edmunds, a local village fete, a car boot and fun day and a day in Thetford, Norfolk, where I used to live many moons ago.

At the play day in Bury, Jack


Made a crown


Did some painting


And held onto an upside down 'horse' (about the only one who did).

Kitty


Loved her Daddy


And her Mummy.


And had an ice cream!

Jason, Sam and I all enjoyed ourselves too.

At Legoland


Jack and I went on a scary water ride! We got very wet.


Jack flew up into the air


Rode in a cart (pushed by Mummy Sam).

And so did I!


Jack, Sam, Jason and Kitty made music!


We all saw this amazing red Lego dragon.

Kitty:


Loved running free


Climbing


Having a picnic and playing with a cup and spoon


And poking the spoon down a drain!! The spoon was lost forever.

All the lego figures and buildings were amazing, especially the London scenes.


We walked back to the car as the sun set. It was an exhausting day. Jack in particular, loved it.

Thetford

We had a day in Thetford, Norfolk, where I lived with my first husband for 5 years. We met up with Jack's cousins in a lovely park made around Castle Hill. The children all had a marvellous time on the play equipment and running up the hill itself and around the ramparts.


Jason and the children climbed to the top. Can you see them??


All the children (plus one or two not with us) having fun on the play equipment.

I had a nostalgic walk down to the town centre with Sam and Maureen (my first husband's first wife).


This is the bank where I worked for 5 years. I had a great time there.


This is my old house. It used to be 3 separate houses which we bought one after the other then knocked them into one. It looks as though they have now been divided back into 2 houses. The cottage was 17th century and had huge black wooden beams on the ceiling. I loved that cottage. Sometimes I still dream about it.


Back to the park and the children played some more. Jack, Brandon and Conor (the 2 bigger boys) went back up castle hill. Don't they all look happy and carefree? It was a lovely day. We also had a picnic.

At home, Kitty had a chocolate ice cream!


What a lovely mess!!

I'll try and finish this tomorrow as it's a bit late now.

11 comments:

Lynn said...

What a ride you took us on! I love the cottage; I would NOT let my child up on that HIGH ride...NOT EVER!!! but I am a scardy cat. Was he tied in well? The chocolate ice cream is something I can relate to!
;-)))

Jason said...

I wondered how you'd get the holiday inot the blog with so little time and so many pics! A great summary and stastic pics. 500! I had a great time and was glad you shared it.

xx

Leatherdykeuk said...

Ah! I wondered why you weren't blogging! I love the xylophone!

marianne said...

Wonderful pics BT. Love Kitty with the chocolate icecream. I love that! Especially when it is not in my home ;)
That cottage you lived in looks great too.
Glad you had such a good time!

Enjoy your weekend!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I can see that you had a great time BT. The Grands are growing up fast.

DK Leather said...

SUPER trip and SUPER pics, so glad you shared! Lovely, really made me smile xxx

Heather said...

What is it about small children and chocolate?! - an irresistable combination!! What a hectic schedule but a super time was obviously had by all. Our son was stationed in Thetford some years ago when he was still in the Army, and my husband worked for Nat West for many years.

PAK ART said...

What a lovely outing! Sure looks like fun. I keep thinking that your little Kitty looks a bit like Soulbrush's granddaughter Maggie. Maybe it's the round faces and little blond curls. Both adorable!

Deborah said...

I really enjoyed your photos. It's great to see your family and I loved seeing the house you used to live in.

Bea said...

What great pictures! It looks like you had a wonderful time as always. What a lovely cottage that was. I can see why you miss it sometimes. Kitty and Jack have gotten sooooooooooo big. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? I'm going for a little get away, Friday and Saturday but will be back on Sunday. Catch up with you then. :)Bea

Shirley said...

I love that Lego dragon! When my boys were younger they would have flipped over that!

I haven't visited in a while. It's about time I said hello again from the cold province of Alberta, Canada! Happy gardening!