Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Bryan and I spent ours here at home with our daughter and grandchildren.
Her husband is in the army and had to work again this Christmas just like last year.
It's such a shame to miss two Christmas's in a row but next year I know it will be extra special for them to have their dad with them at last.
Our New Year will be spent at our son's home with his family.
So we are getting ready to go visit with them for a few days.
Below are some of the holiday pictures taken indoors and outdoors.
The ones of the lake view were taken up on Post Knott a wonderful view not far from our house. It's quite a steep hill to get on top of and I have yet to make it since my breast cancer operation. I just don't have the legs for walking far these days. One day I will though!
The bonfire pictures are a traditional act which granddad loves to do and the children enjoy joining in.
I guess if Bryan were allowed to, he would happily become a pyromaniac as he just loves bonfires.
There are photos of Ryan and Hollie who get on so well as brother and sister you would think they were twins.
Hollie and Ryan took to the Karaoke machine that granddad bought in the Boxing Day Sales.
Once they found the echo chambers on it we were given a world war 2 siren sound repeated over and over until they were banned into the kitchen with it. Lol!
Junior monopoly found Hollie winning twice and some of us becomng bankrupt. Humph!We were treat to a puppet show which they wrote themselves.
All too soon it was time for them to leave but the pictures will hold the memories for a long time to come.
I hope your Christmas was a happy one too.
Since we will be away for a few days over the New Year I just want to wish you all 'A Happy New Year'.
I'll see you all again in the New Year.
Below is a link for you to see my greetings for the New Year. I Hope it works.
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
The young South African's who rent the house down from us had never seen snow before so they built a snowman on the pavement in their great excitement. You can see from here how difficult it is for us to negotiate the hill when there is snow lying.
Snow in the back garden.
The view up to the farm which sits on the fell top.
Hollie as a Dalmation- come- Zombie- Witch? Lol!
Ryan before having his face painted
Ryan as Denis The Menace/Zombie
Grandma finished off these lanterns hence the wobbly teeth or gaps in their mouths. Lol!
I spent Halloween up there with my daughter and grandchildren as they needed looking after whilst she was at University.
I hope these images appear ok. I have had a devil of a time trying to edit some of the Html which couldn't be accepted. Haven's knows what that is until I post it properly.
Toodle pip for now!
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Hope you had a lovely day!
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
I wish I knew how to add pictures underneath my entry. Every time I try to add one there it is placed at the top. Sheesh!
So if there are two at the top...pretend the one with the moon on it is at the bottom. Lol!
My prayers are still being said for all of you who need them and have asked for them lately.
Monday, 1 December 2008
Meanwhile as promised earlier..some more photos of the Miniature Lakeland Village.
Above are more photos of the Miniature Lakeland Village which we took our grandson to see whilst he stayed for a weeks holiday with us in the Summer? (Monsoon time really..hahaha!)
On this same day we had visited the Aquarium of the Lakes, at the far end of Windermere Lake, near where we live. This time it wasn't such a good relaxing experience as the rain had forced everybody on holiday in the lakes, with their children, indoors at the same time. All we saw as we shuffled along in line to see the exhibits were wet kagools and queues stretching back out the doors.
Finding this little quiet oasis in this man's back garden was lovely...the rain had stopped for a while too.
There are a lot of man hours in his works. Nowadays he and his wife and family run it as a little business so that they can make a bit of money, since he can no longer work full time because of his M.E.
I never did manage to rescue my journal on AOL but I did manage to save some of the pages which meant a lot to me. Maybe when I have a bit more nouse about how to post on Blogger quicker than I am doing at the moment, I will copy some across for you all to read again so that I have them once again on-line.
Stay well and happy.