Tonight my niece and nephew are staying with their grandparents.
This afternoon I watched them ‘helping’ Grandpa in the garden. This usually means digging for worms in the vegetable patch or, as is pictured here, hacking at some rotting wood with a trowel. There is such pleasure for them in just being with Grandpa and now he is starting to reduce his working hours he has more time with them.
I can’t wait until our Little Mister is also out enjoying the fun with them.
The Mister’s brother lives in America and has not yet had the pleasure of meeting his gorgeous nephew yet, although he is coming over in June to spend some time with us which will be lovely.
Uncle David sent him this very cute Philadelphia Eagles vest which he is modelling here.
We are all looking forward to seeing you soon David!
Today was one of those grey, foggy and damp days on the island. Planes were delayed, if indeed they managed to get in at all and the whole island felt quite peaceful and still.
The Little Mister and I went for a lovely walk this morning with the destination of a beach cafe for lunch. Our route to get there was extremely circuitous, largely because I got lost. We ended up walking down some tiny little lanes and ended up walking past a farm with a whole load of beautiful Guernsey cows. The lady there was quite happy for me to pop in and take some photos.
Such lovely creatures with deep brown eyes and inquisitive temperaments. I have to admit to having a certain fondness for the lovely Guernsey cows!
I have had a really lovely day today. The weather has been beautiful and we have been out and about.
This afternoon The Little Mister and I went to the park to meet with the Ladies and babies. We did a couple of laps around the park and then we drank coffee. The park is looking gorgeous and the flowers are blooming. The building in the background is St John’s Residential Home.
The only downside of the beautiful weather is that we have realised just how fair The Little Mister is. He has a rather red face today and I feel like a bad mother for not realising the sun was warm enough to burn him. i am sure he will be ok.
I am spending quite a lot of time out walking with The Little Mister these days and whilst I am walking I very often listen to a Desert Island Disc podcasts. I love them and listen to a complete variety of castaways and inevitably hear something new and different.
It started me thinking about what I would have a for my own 8 discs should I be castaway onto an desert island and this is what I came up with. I know that some of them are my favourite songs just at the moment but others would be there whether you asked me now or in 10 years time.
1. Nimrod by Elgar from the Enigma Variations
2. Gabriel’s Oboe by Ennio Morricone
3. Make You Feel My Love by Adele (original song by Bob Dylan)
4. Blackbird by The Beatles
5. The Hallelujah Chorus by Handel from The Messiah
6. Sweetest Angel by Jonatha Brooke
7. Sleepless Night by Fernando Ortega
8. Silent Night
I reckon I have a few things to sing to, a few to cry to and several to stir my soul.
Another gorgeous day today. The Little Mister and I walked to church and then had lunch with my sister and her family and some of their friends.
On the way home we stopped off at Richmond Kiosk and sat in the car, looked at the sear and ate some rather delicious Guernsey Ice-Cream. The Little Mister looks less than impressed about this arrangement for some reason.
After that I had a rather lovely afternoon nap whilst father and son spent some quality time together!
It has been a beautiful, sunny and warm day on Guernsey. This beautiful plant is on the window ledge in my parents conservatory. I think it is a ranunculous and it is beautiful!
I have spent the day going to a carboot sale, walking with The Little Mister in the buggy.
This evening was spent at my sister’s house eating fajitas and watching crap TV shows with my Mum and my sister.
Life is good.
I am absolutely knackered tonight so this will be just a quick one.
Today I was at my Mum and Dad’s house and Dad had a delivery. The box became a boat and Eden and Barnabas went rowing and there was lots of squealing when they were trying to avoid the imaginary crocodiles.
I love seeing children using their imaginations and enjoying creative play!
My cousin and his wife had a baby 4 days after The Little Mister was born.
This is Clara and her Granny (my aunt) with The Little Mister. Clara feels like a cute light little dolly in comparison to the chunk on the right!
One of the things I remember about growing up on the island was spending time with my cousins. I hope that our children have the same experiences and get to enjoy time on the beach, playing together and enjoying being family.
Today is my younger sister’s birthday. We had a nice lunch together and then The Little Mister and I walked to her house and sat in the garden with a bunch of her friends and their kids.
I love living near enough to my family that we can just wander to their houses and spend time together.
The Little Mister continues to be proper snotty and generally a bit grumpy. He wouldn’t smile for the camera today, in fact he wouldn’t even look at it!
Happy birthday Lou 🙂