Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Hunting for rabbits

Being a rare occasion to see sunshine on three consecutive days over a bank holiday weekend, we headed straight off after breakfast to make the most of the brilliant blue skies for a day out at Clumber Park. A little tired, Grace spent much of the walk glued to Daddy's shoulders or hip although when she did cut the ties and run, she had a ball tearing around in the woodland and heath. Notching up a catalogue of cuts and bruises on the uneven ground, she demonstrated her stealth and carried on regardless, Mummy's little soldier. Highlights for Grace were on three levels... standing on a tree stump, sitting in a rabbit hole and devouring a simply massive 99 at the ice-cream van half way round. I wish all days were like these!

Grace - amazed at finding a tree stump!

99 heaven

A quiet moment, deep in thought, sat in a rabbit hole

Daisy-woof at Clumber Park

Grace and me

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Cornwall Capers

We're just back from braving the best that the British weather had to throw at us for a week in Cornwall. Teetering in high winds in a caravan perched on a cliff overlooking St Ives isn't the thing that springs to mind when one thinks of a UK summer break but beggars can't be choosers and the sun did come out after the storm....

On the beach near Hayle

Well and truly buried...

Tide marks

Dad at the chapel overlooking St Ives

Lizard Point walk

Having fun at Hayle beach

Admiring Minack theatre

View from St Michaels Mount

Best meal of the holiday here... seafood linguine....

The ice-cream van is this way!

Admiring the view at Porthcurno

A blustery beach day

Keeping warm while it's stormy outside

Monday, 6 May 2013

Natural beauty

Hailing the better side of  the British weather, we've been making the most of the bank holiday weekend. Marred only by Husbands fudged efforts to adorn the lunch table with barbeque fayre, we steered clear of D.I.Y. and instead spent the days out in the fresh air being at one with nature. Temple Newsam was our dog walk of choice and Grace has had a blast exploring the woods and learning about bark, moss and other such greeneries. In the last few moments before my iphone 'did one' and went 'kaput' I managed to score this gem of a picture of Grace, chilling out on a bed of grass with the bluebells.

This was before I felt the need to pop a valium and sink a glass of the chilled white in the fridge after hearing that my partner in crime at the practice where I work has lost her waters and is waiting for labour to kick in. I had plans for this week - our last week together before she swans off on maternity leave for an eternity - doesn't she know I'm left feeling up the creak without a paddle? I NEEDED my last week with her. I'm feeling far from tranquil (and frankly neither will she be once labour does indeed start) so I suppose I'd better make the most of these last few hours in the sun before I walk into work tomorrow with what can only be described as heavier shoulders than the ones I left with on Friday. Happy days..... and exciting times..... *new baby alert* *new baby alert*