BT - The Crafty Gardener: The Daily Life of a 'Blow In' to Ireland from the UK, how we try and tame 5 acres and live with the weather - plus my family and crafting exploits.
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).
Loved her Daddy
And her Mummy.
And had an ice cream!
Jason, Sam and I all enjoyed ourselves too.
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.
Loved running free
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.
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.
I have had a varied and at times wild life of loves and marriages, children and grandchildren. I am currently living in County Clare, Ireland, with my husband Jim. We have 5 acres of land and a traditional Irish Cottage. I love gardening and always have, even as a child. I enjoy photography, crafting, rag rug making, ATCs and fun on the computer