Friday, June 08, 2012

Jubilee...what Jubilee?!

So the Jubilee pretty much passed us by! We drove up to Widnes to see Geoff's family on Sunday afternoon,and I have never seen the motorway so quiet! I think everyone else was at home watching the Floatilla on TV!As we were doing other things, the only thing I watched on TV was most of the concert on the Monday evening (I was very good and did a 3 mile walk on the treadmill whilst watching it!)I have everything recorded though (hopefully!) so we will get round to watching it at some point.I was also hoping to have a tea party for the girls but so far the weather is not playing along and we have heavy rain and howling winds.If all else fails over the weekend I'll put the flags up indoors instead! (My outdoor ones blew down while we were away and were rescued by a neighbour!)I did persuade the girls to go outside and smile in front of some flags on Saturday afternoon though just in case no other oppurtunities arose!
We were in Widnes for Geoff's dad's birthday so there were lots of photos taken :) I hadn't realised how colour co-ordinated the girls and Geoff were until I took this photo!

And I love this one of just the girls :)

And finally, one of the reasons the girls love going there - Nando :) (He has just been groomed in this photo and is really soft and fluffy!)
I am feeling the need to do some scrapping soon so maybe some of these photos will end up on a layout!
I am off to do some tidying, my house seems so much messier when its half term and every one is home!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Half way through 2012

I can't quite believe we are in June already and half way through the year yet again.
I am way behind on my 2012 album -boo :( No crop means I haven't had the incentive to get on with it! My camera seems to be spending most of its life in its bag too :(
This weekend is the Jubilee weekend but as we won't be here I'm not really 'feeling' it :( I have (much to Geoff's horror) put the union jack bunting up outside that I bought for the Royal Wedding last year :) And I'm thinking that I might do an afternoon tea for the girls at the end of the week once we are back home. Good excuse to make some cupcakes :D Holly's school have been their typical selves...whilst most have celebrated this week in the run up to the weekend,hers have decided to have a Jubilee afternoon the second day that they go back...which means that we will no doubt spend half term designing a hat ,doing a piece of Jubilee artwork and perfecting our cake recipes for the the Bake Off! And I won't even get to take any photos...hmmm,can you tell I have pretty much had enough of junior school?!
Anyway,I need to re-cap May before I forget what we did!Holly had her first trip into town with her friend on their own,shopping in Claire's for friendship bracelets and lunch at McDonalds :) She
She planned her outfit and even wanted her hair straightened! I feel sad that she is growing up so quickly but am also so proud at how well she is dealing with all the stuff that goes on at her age (namely bitchiness and nastiness!) She keeps well out of all the arguments that go on and knows who her true friends are.
We have also had all her paperwork come through for when she starts senior school in September -yikes!
Last week she also took and passed her Cycling test (it was called cycling proficiency when I was at school but has a new name now!)
Holly also took part in the maypole dancing display at the school fete :)
Oh and she made a cake for my Dad's birthday at the beginning of May ,will share photos next time!
Em has started her GCSE's and is working hard on her revision.She tends to groan every time my camera comes out or refuses to let me take any of photos of her :( I'm hoping that may change this week though and she has had a long overdue haircut which she is really pleased with!
Hmm, this has turned into an essay so I will sign off for now!