Tuesday, October 12, 2010


It was just the four of us and we decided to forgo the traditional turkey dinner and decided upon a lamb feast instead this Thanksgiving. Lamb shanks cooked for hours, so tender the meat just fell off the bone. Served up with curly kale, parsnips, mash and yummy mint sauce. Mmmmmm it was SO GOOD!!!

Me testing out my bike in the rain after dinner.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ooooo I'm so excited I don't know what to name this post!

Yesterday I got my birthday present from Neil, I know, I know, it's not my birthday for another month but, what can I say, I'm a lucky girl!!!! My gorgeous, beautiful, shiny, spangly piece of orange awesomeness is the best present ever!! I feel like a little kid, I just want to go outside and play on my bike!!

Weeeeee! ding-a ling-ling!! :)

Friday, October 08, 2010

More fun with Seb and Bel.....

This morning Bel insisted on wearing Mr Potato Head's spectacles. She wore them all morning, mostly on her chin but for a quite a while on her eyes. I thought they really suited her and made her look quite businesslike especially when she was having a chat with Nana on her toy phone. If only she'd have been wearing a suit and tie it would have been a hilarious photo.

Seb decided to empty the entire contents of his toy basket onto the living room floor, not to play with all the toys but to play with the basket. He hid under it, ran around with it on his head and when I wasn't looking put it on the dining table and sat in it! I have to admit that I put Belly in there too just because I thought she'd look cute :)

Friday, October 01, 2010

A walk in the woods....250 million years ago!

Sarah accompanied the kids and I to the Jurassic period on Wednesday afternoon. It was a beautiful sunny day and the dinosaurs were in good spirits. Some were "not talking" as Seb put it but most were noisy enough when you got close.
The photos don't quite do the place justice, all the dinosaurs moved and made a bit of noise, enough to get Seb a little concerned and reaching out for a comforting hand. And with the pretty autumn leaves it was nice just to be in the woods, let alone the jurasic forest.

How old was this tree? More than double as old as me (then I gave up counting).

Look at this fellows toothy grin. Then check out Bel's version below.


Future palaeontologist?

He didn't much like how the other kids were conducting the dig. So he told them to go away so he could do it properly.

Ahhh, t'was a nice day.