Sunday, 24 August 2008

home from ireland

Mum's birthday party was great fun. Katy stayed on the daancefloor all night and went to bed at 2am! She was so good throughout the night, especially as she was the only child there.
Here she is looking out at the Shannon waiting for everyone to arrive.

After most of the birthday celebrations were finished, we moved the boat back to its marina. Katy hadn't been on 'her' boat for a while and she really enjoyed it this time. I enjoyed it more too as she was a much better age to understand the safety aspects of it all and was really good.

We went up the Shannon and onto Lough Ree, where Katy enjoyed waving to all the other boats and wildlife spotting.
She then had a go at the helm and took the boat through the markers onto the inner lakes. With a little help of course. The inner lakes were beautiful, it was so quiet and calm. We met more family at the marina and went for a gorgeous lunch in Grogans. I had my usual - steak sandwich and my only Guinness of the trip. Yummy.

It's nice to be home now, we have a week of uniform shopping and last minute sorting to do before life gets back into its normal routine.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

been here, done that

I had a great weekend in London with the girls. It was lovely to be a tourist in my hometown for a change.
I had hoped to take loads more pictures but the day we went on the open top bus tour it was too wet to risk getting the camera out so I only managed a few.

But it was great fun to show the girls London, thankfully they really enjoyed it. i have just about recovered from the late nights.
Below are the first offerings from my new and improved craft room.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

one for the grannies

I've been meaning to do this for ages - here is Katy's first 5 years. Aww. Just click the photo to see the montage.

Monday, 4 August 2008

what I've been doing while the blog was down

Welcome to the home of wonky photos! I was super busy and productive befoe the holiday. Here's what I was doing.

Sunday, 3 August 2008