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, November 13, 2010
Trip To Worthing, Poppy and Sonny have grown
Sonny. UK Trip It was a blustery few days away! The day we set off (Monday) we had had a very stormy night but thankfully the wind had died down when we had to fly. When we arrived in the UK, we had caught it up!! We caught the train to Shoreham-by-sea and were picked up by Ali and Poppy. We went to theirs and had a few hours together. Ali was working the rest of our stay, so we were pleased to be able to have this time.
As you would expect, I took a few photos! Poppy has grown a little and has an amazing vocabulary. She also repeats everything a lot, which I remember Ben and Jack both doing.
Poppy playing with a dinosaur. Ali had a 'cube' of old photos and Poppy looks just like Ali did at the same age. Ali's hair went dark and with Poppy's dark eyebrows, I expect hers will darken too.
Playing with her Zebra.
After a while, Poppy had a sleep and when she was woken, she was a bit grumpy! Ali suggested we could go and feed the donkeys some carrots, which Poppy thought was a great idea. We wrapped up warm and off we went.
Poppy proudly carrying the carrots for the donkeys. Grandad towers over her!
Poppy feeding the donkeys. She has no fear of the animals at all.
There was a farm shop nearby and lots of chickens and geese (honkeyhonkey geese Poppy calls them) and some goats too, so we went and looked at them all.
Poppy liked this greyhound statue as much as the 'live' animals.
A fine, if rather muddy, cockerel. We said goodbye to all the animals and headed back to Ali's. Jim and I had a fine time with the Play Doh and Poppy. We rolled and made spaghetti and fed it to the dinosaurs! Then Joe (Daddy) came home and Ali drove us to Worthing and our house.
From one Grandchild to another, Sonny has grown and is almost walking. He just loves his Grandad and wants to be picked up all the time. He is a lovely little boy, really happy and fun.
'Grandad' with Sonny.
'My library book' says Sonny (well, in his head I'm sure).
Pick me up Grandad.
I have a large fluffy dog which Sonny gets to play with as a treat. That's him lying on it in the top photo, my best 'Sonny' shot of the trip.
Here he's blowing raspberries!
All too soon the trip was over. Poor Jim had a root canal filling at the dentists and has been in pain ever since. It took an hour and a half to do. Today he says that it seems to be improving thankfully. Teeth, they're nothing but trouble.
We had another bumpy flight back to Ireland. It's been wet and windy since - although I did manage to get into the garden and do some tidying up for a few hours - in between showers.
I have been making more Dotee Dolls and have almost completed my 2nd Rag Doll.
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