Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Five ( plus 2 adults) have fun in the meadow....

Meet our very own 'Famous Five' gang.....

including 'Timmy' the dog?

Actually this is Alice's beautiful Springer Spaniel Silas.

We all love Silas xxx

Wee ... here i go....

Silas fishing for stones....

Got one!
( how proud was he!)

River boy ( on 'lookout')

Can you see me?
( Dick spying in the bushes)

Off up the ' magical tree' .. with Julian first leading the way..
George and Dick fighting for second place.. and poor Anne being left to follow.
( although Dick did try to help her up).

Time to go .... lets all follow the dog with the big stick!

We had a very agreeable time.. lots of rather splendid fun was had by all.
We returned to 'Aunt Fanny's' ( mine) for ham sandwiches and lashings of ginger beer.
Unfortunately we didn't come across a mystery this time but the
Famous Five are always on the lookout to catch those 'nasty villans'.
We did however have a wonderful walk.
Thanks for joining us.
G x

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Holidays... Lazy days...

Hello .. it's been 2 weeks since my last post...and this is why...
We have been relaxing and holidaying both at home and on The Isle of Wight. It has been wonderful just to switch off and be with the family. We returned to the Isle of Wight and hooked up with friends and the girls met up with their penfriends (also made last year). It was great to have no plans and just to see what each day brought. We were so lucky as the weather was glorious.. suntan lotion and sun hats all week!

Freshwater Bay

This Island has so much to offer. Last year we did the whole Jurrassic, dinosaur thing as our youngest was obsessed with dinosaurs but this year we didn't do the things we intended to,like visiting the Lavender and Garlic farms and revisiting Black Gang Chine (memories of the early 70's as a child here!)
No... we just let the days unfold and had a few beach days, a few sightseeing days and time just hanging out together and with friends.

Freshwater Bay.. ( looking the other way)
Great beach for swimming ( steep gradient and deep water)

We saw lots of yachts as it was Cowes week.

We walked around these walls at Carisbrooke Castle.

Painted these at Chessell pottery.

And enjoyed an icecream or two.

We also saw this open air performance of the Pied Piper at Mottistone Manor with our good friends. We took a picnic and the boys went off to the NT cafe and came back with tea in china cups .... .. sipping tea.. on the lawn.. in the sunshine.. what bliss!

So i am now so rested that i'm mostly horizontal. 3 more weeks left of the Summer hols then back to reality. How i wish everyday could be like Summer.

We have a few new projects on the go at the studio and at home we are harvesting courgettes.. although some of them are now marrows due to the recent rain!
Hope you are having fun wherever you are!