Thursday, July 28, 2016

Trip to the museum today...


We went this time last year...
I have NO idea how my boy can have grown up SO much in 12 months.
Somebody hit the pause button please...

Saturday, July 23, 2016

First day at Playschool, and last day at Playschool...

Wow, she's grown so much. I can't believe she's heading off to 'big school' in September.
Rosie had a lovely time at her party to celebrate her last day at Playschool and came home laden down with books and works of art.
At the end of the day, the teachers lined up and clapped the kids out one by one with music playing and bubbles blowing. It was a lovely end to a golden two years for Rosie, and she loved every minute!
Some of the kids were upset to be leaving, but although I know she'll miss her teachers, she absolutely can't wait to get to big school in September.
But first - we have the whole summer stretching ahead of us, with lots of fun things planned!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Veni, Vidi, Vici!











Sent from my iPhoneWell, it was another sunny day today, so we decided to go out.
We dithered a bit about where to go, and ended up heading off to the Roman remains in Caerleon.
(I don't pronounce Caerleon the proper Welsh way ('ky-err-lay-on'), I tend to anglicise it and say Cuh-Lee-un - but every time I mentioned the place name, Rosie thought I was saying 'Uncle Ian' and was looking everywhere for my brother!!)
We had a great time wandering round the Roman baths and the museum, and then had a quick walk around the ruins outside.
We finished up with a cool drink at a café and headed home.
It was a lovely, relaxed afternoon and didn't cost a penny - apart from the drinks - because the parking was free, as was entry to both the baths and the museum.
I have a feeling we might be heading back there before the summer holidays are over.
Oh - I just realised I didn't post any pics of Rosie's last day at Playschool. I feel a 'first day/last day comparison' pic coming on! Will save that for another post though...

Monday, July 18, 2016

Playschool pictures...



It's Rosie's last 'proper' day at Playschool today - she's off tomorrow because the younger children are having their end of term party, and then she's back in for the last day on Wednesday, but that's for her leaving party.
Two years of Playschool have gone by in a shot. I can't quite believe it really.
I still feel like she's my baby, and then I see these photos and realise that she's actually quite the young lady nowadays...

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Gelato with friends!

I've cropped this really tightly so as not to post pics of other people's kids without permission, but you can see from his smile how much fun he's having!

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

I think he's enjoying himself...

Just had the following text from Charlie, who is sunning himself in Verona in between concerts...

"I have completely fallen in love with this place.
It's beautiful"

I think we might need to reassess next year's holiday plans - seems like Italy is the place to be! :-)

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Friday, July 15, 2016

And he's off...



Have a brilliant time Chas - can't wait to hear all about it when you get back! xxx