Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Days out and Other Things.

Firstly I just want to thank everyone for your comments on my last post. We think it is the right decision that we have made and I'm looking forward to a new chapter in our lives. I'll keep you all updated as to any progressions that we make. I'm sorry if I haven't replied to everyone but it's been a bit busy.
Well, what have I been up to since my last post apart from painting, cleaning and taking stuff to the local charity shop.

On Saturday I took Baby G back to Newcastle as I had seen an Arts and Craft fair advertised. You can read my review at Northernbelles Crafts.

On Sunday we had a family day out to York Train Museum, when you consider that this Museum is free I think it is an excellent place to go and well worth the trip. You don't really appreciate the actual size of some of the engines until you are standing next to them.

The wheels are bigger than me

This train was from China. Some of the more famous trains here are The Mallard and Stephensons Rocket. There is a "warehouse" where you can go look at a lot of stored items, everything from old station signs to chamber pots that were used on trains, this was really interesting but more so for the grown ups. Royal trains with baths , beds and comfy little duvets with labels that said they were from Russia on them! It was raining whilst we were there but there is also a small kiddie park outside with picnic tables. We took a picnic and ate it at the indoor picnic area watching episodes of Thomas the Tank Engine.

I won't bore you with lots of train pics but would definately recommend a trip there. Due to the weather and the fact that with it being Sunday a lot of shops were closed we didn't really explore York itself-- think we might save that for the Summer.

Yesterday I managed to get this done - next bit quilting ( scary as I,ve never done this before either)

This morning Milo made a train... his holiday homework was to practice cutting. I did the letters for him - I don't know why he stuck them on backwards!

And here is the pic of him hugging a tree from my Park post


driftwood said...

looks like you had fun! we love it there.

upstateLisa said...

just found your blog by your comment on mine! Looks like you had a good weekend! what did you do pre-babies? Good luck!

Sarahs Home said...

FUN FUN FUN !!!! I have never been to the train museum at York but have heard it is wonderful, glad you had a great time.

Sarah x

Anonymous said...

Trains, a tree hugger & a little quilting ... what more could you ask for?
... I hope I haven't posted this twice (brain freeze! sorry)


Glad you all had a great day out. My dad went up to the York Train Museum, all the way from West Sussex, saw everything he wanted to, and returned the same day! York is rather a way away from us, but we have visited Steam, which is in Swindon. Milo has been keeping busy practising cutting and hugging trees, sounds like good fun to me. x

retrorose said...

Thank-you for your comment. I appreciate it. Good to catch up on your blog too. Good luck with the house hunting.

Curlew Country said...

Good lcuk with the moving process, sounds a great decision. We've recently done just the same thing and got tons more for our money by moving a few miles away and got garden and countryside too. Definitely the best thing we've EVER done and I really hope your move is for you too.
Looks like you had a lovely trip out - boys+trains, winner every time!

Adrienne said...

You are so sweet! Thanks for offering the Freddo fix ... how about we swap - candy for tote - pruse - apron (you pick).

Miss sew n sew said...

Looks like you has a great day out your quilts lovely hope it all goes well for you with the moving process like you say it will be a new era something new to look forward to.
Sarah x

Bronwyn said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - it's lovely to meet new bloggers! Your quilts look great, so don't be scared of the quilting - just take it slowly and it will work out fine! Goodluck on my giveaway!