Saturday, 31 July 2010

updating at last

Katy and I celebrated the start of the holidays with a three day trip to Cornwall. We bought the girl a board and a wetsuit and she was all set. We had a great time just relaxing, wandering in Newquay and getting to know little Seth.Katy was great company, really well behaved and full of fun.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

at seven

She got a wii from us and her grandparents.
She had to go to school for the first time ever.
She had cake at home on the night of her birthday.

She asked for just a small party this year.
She had eight friends for pottery painting.
She had a giant cupcake and lots of small ones too.

She had a great time!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

what's been happening round here?

Watching this A LOT! Listening to the soundtrack A LOT!! Great fun TV! Proud to embrace my inner Gleek.

There's something about January and February which brings about almost complete lack of activity around here.

Not that we've been completely lazy. We've set about decluttering, which has left us with a pristine and minmal loft and has caused a lot of trips to charity shops and clothing bins. I also have a huge pile of Katy's better clothes to sell on eBay, which will go towards funding our summer holiday.
Which leads me neatly on to holiday planning. We're booked to return to here
So with any luck, and with good weather we'll be enjoying the sunshine in La Tranche sur Mer for the fifth time. Thoughts of moules et frite, cold beer, bread and cheese will sustain me through the rest of the winter. We looked at endless different options for getting there but decided on the ferry and driving our own bikes to the campsite. Which necessitated us going to buy me a bike, as buying one was much cheaper than hiring one. So since the weekend I've been the proud owner of this baby.I've had a few practice runs, including cycling to work once, and while I found it OK, a bit more fitness would definitely help! Those Harrow hills are killer!

On the return from the campsite, we're planning to spend a night at Puy de Fou, a historical theme park for a bit of a roman viking experience. Should be fun!

So lots of planning but a bit still to do. We've also got a 7th birthday to arrange!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

the cut

After months of hair traumas we finally took a stand! Every morning we would have tears and crossness when we tried to tame Katy's curls into a pony tail, and what with her habit of twisting her hair into knots and pulling them until they broke off, and of cutting out any hairbands that were the least bit tangled, things needed to be sorted. So she decided she wanted a 'propeer' haircut. And this is the result. Now these photos are following a full blow dry this evening and in reality there is a bit more curliness, but it has to be said that the cut seems to have signalled the end of the curls. And I'm not sure how I feel about that if I'm being totally honest. Don't get me wrong, I think she looks lovely, and the mornings have been bliss. But her curls were part of her. And I'm kind of sad to see them go.

But she loves having hair that doesn't hurt her, which I guess is the main thing.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

resurrecting the blog with some Christmas photos

Life just got so busy and December especially so. But we had a lovely end to 2009. Here are a few photos to illustrate. Katy has been thoroughly spoiled and loved every minute of it all. We loved being able to spoil her and surprise her too. And most of all we loved having the time to just be at home all together. Happy New Year and a happy 2010!

Saturday, 31 October 2009

autumn fun at Chessington

For George's birthday day out this year Katy chose (with some help from us as we'd found a discount voucher tee hee) a day at Chessington. We had a blast. It was really quiet so we managed to get on everything we wanted, including some pretty scary roller coasters with Katy.
Not such a scary coaster this time. Although the boat below made me feel quite sick.

I wait with baited breath to see what she chooses for my birthday!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

locked out

For the last two weeks blogger has locked me out. Not that I have much to say, September has been all about getting into the routines of a new school year and coping with the changes in homework levels. With homework and after school activities life has been pretty hectc. Katy is coping well but I am still adjusting.

I've no photos to share but have a bunch of layouts, so here are a few for now.