Tuesday, 24 August 2010

24th August 2010

In my life so far I have had 3 good friends , friends I would do anything for and them for me.

Two of these friends live across the country and although we keep in touch via phone, e-mail , facebook etc we very rarely see each other.

Today , one of these friends was visiting the town where I live, the town where she and her husband met whilst going to university.

We both have two boys , although hers are older.

The four of them get on really well , which is lovely to see.

Even though it's nearly one year to the day since we last met it's as though it were yesterday.

I miss her already.

I wished we lived closer.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

21st August 2010

My lovely hub bought me a new camera - so I've been playing .

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

18th August 2010

Gabe : - mammy can I run through the water please ?

Mammy :- NO !!!!!!!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

17th August 2010

As I was putting Milo to bed an hour or so ago this was the view out of his bedroom window - the most gorgeous sunset I've seen in a long while . You'll have to excuse the raindrops on the window as they're becoming a bit of a permanent feature lately !!

No worries though as last night Hub had another spur of the moment ideas - last year we went on a ferry to Amsterdam , this year we are going on an aeroplane to Portinatx in Ibiza.

This hotel to be precise , just a quiet relaxing chilled out week in the sun , nice food and a few vinos - heaven.

Apparantly it's the place to go for perfect sunsets too.

Bliss is nine days away......... now, how much weight can I lose in that time ??

Sunday, 15 August 2010

15th August 2010

Random pics from the last 3 days .........

Thursday, 12 August 2010

12th August 2010

It's amazing what a couple of days of keeping your feet up can do for your knitting ..

I even managed to figure out a new way of doing shoe straps - why it never crossed my mind to do it this way before I have no idea ..

Toes are definately on the mend now , swelling is going down nicely and even though they are a lovely colour I can actually move and walk on them with no problem.

Pity really as I've another one of these little ladies to be done .

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

11th August 2010

Yesterday I was doing a bit of blog hopping and I read a post about a family who had rented a villa in Nerja ,Spain. I've tried to find this post but it's got lost somewhere in Blogland.
Can anyone help please ?

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

10th August 2010

You know when you think , that's it, my run of bad luck has to be over now and then another disaster strikes !!
Well that's what happened this morning.

Whilst carrying the dirty washing downstairs I slipped and fell, crash, bump, bang . Lying in a heap at the bottom of the stairs surrounded by dirty underwear - you get the picture?

Luckily because it was only 7.15am Hub was still at home and came to my rescue. I've been to the doctors and apart from a few bumps and what can only be described as carpet burns down my back I'm fine.

By fine , I mean that I've been ordered to rest for two days at least until the swelling goes down on my badly bruised toes.

It's so not easy trying to rest with the boys but they are trying bless them . Hub has managed to get a day off work tomorrow too . Not being able to just get up and do what I want when I want is really hard......

Anyway , enough of my bad luck - how are you liking the pictures so far , pretty aren't they ?

Do you remember this post from back in March when we headed off to a place called Allen Banks ? I said at the end we would be back to do the other two walks . The first was up to The Tarn. Back across the swing bridge and up quite a steep hill but well worth it when we got there. We came a bit late to see all the rhodadendrons and a bit early for the water lilys which are in bud but we still had gorgeous views and lovely looking fungi.

I love it when the ferns are huge , some were taller than Milo.

After a picnic lunch we set off on walk number two.

Along the river bank , past little waterfalls to a wooden bridge this time.

The view from the other side was just awesome. Imagine opening your curtains to this view every day.

Nestled at the bottom of a bank , facing the trees was a lovely small farmhouse. There were swallows flying in and out of the broken windows in this barn ... how they didn't cut their wings I just don't know.

After the farmhouse we passed a field of bullocks ,

and signs of Autumn just around the corner with the Rowan trees already covered in red berries.

The boys thought it was hilarious that they could run around without their shirts on !!

By the time we had finished both walks we were shattered so decided to quickly visit the nearby village of Allendale to get some ice cream -( once again suggested by David.) before setting off home.

It was a glorious day.....