Saturday, 13 June 2015

Plodding along

163 Saturday afternoon cuddles with the kitty

162 The first homegrown sweet peas :D

161 Progress

160 Curry Monday

159 Prettifying

158 Sunday afternoon fun

157 Speedy Shelby

156 Ingredients for a new project

155 Saturday brunch with friends :D

154 Obligatory train selfie

153 On my way to London

152 Family fun

151 Lazy monkey

150 Painted!


148 Taking the bump to see Brandon

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

An Anniversary

147 A quick walk to Stock Ghyll Force before we journeyed home. We will be back!

146 Beautiful Orchids :)

145 Taking a trip on the "Big Boat"

144 Stunning views

143 We are so buying a boat one day.....

142 ... and our own lake to go boating on....

141 ....I could get used to this life....

140 ... and we could have a  rowing boat for "gentle days".

139 Happy 2 Year Anniversary Mr H! What better way to start the day than with an awesome breakfast and awesome view?!

138 The sun came out for the last 10 minutes before we left, making the lake look totally beautiful.

137 Just look at that.

136 A visit to Wast Water.  This is my absolute favourite lake.  Because it is quite out of the way, it is not built up at all (I'm not sure you are even allowed to sail on it) and you have to navigate "roads of terror" to get there, it is pretty abandoned.  It almost has a sinister feel to it because of the "scree" along one entire side which makes the whole lake appear black.  The last time I was here was 11 years ago on a family holiday, the summer before I left for Uni.  Quite a lot has changed since then..... but this place looks exactly the same.

135 The amazing Stanley Force.  The walk up to this was brilliant - if a little precarious.  It was almost impossible to photograph as the viewing area is a tiny ledge sticking out the side of the rock.  As I was pretty much stuck to the wall so I didn't fall off (haha it wasn't that bad I'm just not a fan of heights - in case I get the urge to jump off) I had to point and shoot and hope for the best.

134 Chilling at the hotel.

133 Stepping stones - for a spot of geocashing.

132 Rydal Falls.  There is a little building for viewing the falls called "The Grot" - but it was locked so I had to wave the camera round the outside of the building.

131 We know how to holiday! Can't go wrong with an I-Spy book.  Sadly we didn't get enough points to earn ourselves a certificate.... we will have to go back again :D

130 Last day for year 13 and 11.  Looks like some of them appreciated us - they're a nice bunch :D

129 I must have about 30 of this exact same picture :D

128 Jessie's Birthday cake.  Yum.  Happy Birthday J!

Friday, 8 May 2015

A Wedding :D


127 :D Congratulations Mr and Mrs!

126 Sas liked the gherkins

125 What is all this about?

124 Loved the favours - and they were handmade too!

123 Wedding breakfast :D

122 Almost too pretty to eat salad

121 The girlies and beautiful Bride

120 Fairy lights!

119 The girlies

118 Spoilt for my Bday :D

117 Birthday presents all the way from America!

116 Pancake brunch.  YUM.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Exciting times

115 Told Freddie some rather exciting news today..... lol this is where I found him hiding later on....

114 I thought I had killed these!!

113 First night home when I have been able to open the back doors and enjoy the last of the sun


111 :D

110 Look how beautiful this is

109 Enjoying watching my friends learn to surf at Fistral Beach

108 Cornwall style breakfast - yes please

107 Celebrating my friends up-coming marriage with a wonderful weekend away in Cornwall

106 Look at the cream tea that welcomed us!

105 A bit of paper crafting on an Easter Sunday :D

104 :D

103 Date night!

102 Look at that handsome creature

101 Stephie enjoying the grass

100 Shelby having a run around (he actually does move quite quick...)

99 Easter chocolate corn flake cake things

98 Good Friday parade

97 The Queen... made of Lego... of course

96 A visit to Choccy Woccy Doo Dah - these cakes are amazing

95 Birthday boat trip!

94 Cream tea - on a boat - excellent birthday present from Mr H

93 Those cakes were amazing!

92 Mr H's artwork - on top of our pie.  Definitely made it taste twice as nice :D

91 Love him! Even though he is moulting like crazy right now and our house is covered in cat hair....