22 February 2019

you are 5

Days, weeks, months then years pass by and suddenly you are 5.  The time with you has gone so fast.  You have turned into a confident young lady, but still at times shy.  You know your own mind and what you like to wear and will not be swayed from that path even if your mother and I want you to have a denim pinafore dress!!  You are not afraid to wear any combination of patterns even if at times they don't really match.  At 5 does it matter?  You love to bake and are a wonderful big sister to Gus.  It is a pleasure to watch you grow and we are excited to see the person you will become.  Happy birthday and enjoy your day Jessica, we love you xxxx

A year of Jessica from newest to oldest - you can see just how much she has changed in a year

19 February 2019

Escape to the Chateau DIY Series 2

Series 2 of ETTC DIY started yesterday.  High excitement when we spotted Tim in the opening credits. I really enjoyed this first episode.  I will be tuned in to watch again at 5pm today.  If you can't watch at 5 then its repeated on Channel 4+1 at 6pm and also on 40D, not sure what time, possibly 7pm.  If you aren't in the UK then there are various ways to watch according to some people on Instagram - Foxtel TV, First one TV, or Google watching Channel 4 programmes outside the UK, it brings up various ways/apps.  As I said previous this programme is on for 6 weeks, every week day at 5pm.

They will be appearing as from next Monday 25th February

To take advantage of the spring offer still running until end of March pop over to the website - Chateau de la Ruche or check out their Instagram page for daily updates, and to see what people say about them.  I'd get in quick before they are get inundated

15 February 2019

Change of plan

Welcome to a beautiful sunny and frosty morning.  We really are having some wonderful weather right now, long may it last, though a look at the forecast gives cloud for tomorrow.  But then when you are retired everyday is a weekend.

The play was very good, dramatic and cleverly set, though the guy sitting behind us, didn't get it.  We have another theatre trip next week to see The Comedy about a bank robbery, these tickets were a Christmas present from our youngest daughter and her family. We are really look forward to it.

Those change of plans, as I said the other day our plan was to visit RHS Hyde Hall yesterday for my birthday, but when we checked our route the main way to go was closed due to a serious accident, plus another in the queue and also another on the diversion route!!  So we decided to play safe and go to Anglesey Abbey to see the snowdrops, well so be everyone else.  We arrived at around 11am and ended in the overflow car park and by the time we left the second overflow was open. With it being such a lovely day people had turned out in their droves.  Here are a few photos.  OK so a bit more than a few...…..

We spent the afternoon in the garden with a late lunch, a glass of wine and my knitting, the sun was so lovely, I ended up with a pink face, in February.  All in all a good day and Hyde Hall will be a trip for another day