Saturday, 30 August 2014


For the past few days my daughters, their children and I have been on a camping trip, yes, braving the rain, winds and cold nights, we still managed to have a great time.

We kept warm in the evenings with the help of a lovely warm fire pit.....

And of course the obligatory toasted marshmallows.....

To warm ourselves up even more my granddaughter  Beth (above right) took some of us for amazing spa day at Centre Parks where she works.

Thanks very much to those who stayed behind and baby/dog sat.

Our whole group had a lovely day out at  Longleat  where we went on safari.....

 Luckily the monkeys didn't like our car after having examined it, but did take the trim off the roof of my daughter, Hannah's car, fortunately it clipped back into place.

We got to feed the deer, which the children loved.

We were lucky to experience a mixed bag of weather with sunshine after the showers.

And I was lucky enough to catch this amazing double full rainbow after a particularly heavy downpour.

Our youngest member of the pack was very brave and did a scary bike stunt one night in the dark with another camper's headlight on to show the way.

We all whooped and cheered hugely, much to his delight.

We topped off our trip with a shopping trip to the amazing shops in Frome, Dorset...

Where I bought beads, shoes, dribbled over patchwork fabrics and lace and was bought a lovely passionflower tea by my daughter Pru in an amazing well being shop.

Thank you all, daughters and grandchildren for spoiling me and making this year's camping trip so special.

Monday, 25 August 2014

A late arrival

I know baby elephants are supposed to have a long gestation period, but this little girl was well overdue, to be received by our lovely granddaughter Pippa, who is now almost 7 months old.

But after introductions were made, there was playtime to explore with brother Sam.

And then then there was a train ride for Daddy and Sam

What a busy weekend we all had. It was lovely, thank you.