Fantastic boxing day fun in wii-land. Boxing, bowling, tennis & no black eyes. Super!
F & F were under the weather and H headed over to the cousins with Uncle Paul so Ewok & I had a little stroll along the river into town.
I d believe it’s starting to warm up a little.
Before it went in the oven.
Beautiful. And sooo tasty I forgot to take a post-roast pic…
Very local too – thanks to Tony and Marie-Ann. Christmas turkey with crackling. Yum.
A week later and the snow is still with us
and Ewok’s fur is still perfect for the weather.
Stuff on a ship rounding Colehouse Point from the Lower Hope heading towards Gravesend Reach on the River Thames.
Ross, huge star, let granddad take the boys for a spin in the Lotus.
Finn could almost see out of the window :-)
Thanks Ross – next time the boys have asked if you’ll drive them!
Not a bad view on a cold (-10-ish) morning. Worth getting out of bed for.
Can you see the fox?
What to do on our first full snow day back in the UK? Maybe a mini-expedition along the footpaths to the fabled Castle Meadows?
While the back garden had been great for sledging (even benefiting from some flood-lit final runs) we decided to sample the delights of the multiple runs at ‘the castle’, complete with ramps and jumps.
With the picturesque St. Peter’s Spire as a backdrop, S & H & Pablo joined us for the fun.
As dusk fell we warmed up with some hot chocolate and dry gloves before setting of around the fields to home.
With terrain like this (our lane) I just had to get out on the bike – turned out to be the fastest thing in town – just so long as your comfortable in not going the way that the front wheel is pointing!
Here’s the “proof shot” although on reflection it does look rather as if I’d just fallen off. Not quite the impression I’d been hoping to make…
H & F made the most by turning the garden into a sledge park.
A light dusting
got a little heavier
and became a four inch pack of snow with clogged paws and everything.
Good times though. We like snow (and have the fur for it).
F is seven! Birthday treat was pancakes with Canadian maple Syrup for breakfast
(using Unke Graeme’s pancake recipe).
Then a spot of FIFA (ManU v Arsenal) while waiting for the snow to get deep enough to sledge (sled) on.
Followed by cake for tea!
H unwrapping the tree.
Appropriately, this year the tree came from Christmas Common.
F, creating creations again. Proper job.
Fay spotted this out of the window this morning, the sun coming up under a band of cloud.
The night view from the white hut.
We walked to Rame Head
(from the car park of course, well, it was a big lunch and we nearly walked all the way there the day before, the day of the squall, so does it count? please?)
St. Michael’s on the headland dates back to “a long time ago”.
A lovely spot – we found a real picture by a real artist to remember it by.
Russell Pond, if you’re reading, thank you.
(Yes, Fay is a real artist too, I meant compared to my pix not her’s, I’ll stop now, I feel the hole I’m digging is getting a tad too deep…)
Really? Really? No, really.
The Sea from The Cliff.
Somewhere out there is France.
I know, I’ve been.
Not what you want to see while out walking the cliff – an incoming squall approximately 5 minutes out. Fortunately we made the white hut just as the first rain drops started to hit and were able to watch events from the comfort of the couch with a nice hot cuppa.
The White Hut: an awe inspiring and peaceful place to spend a couple of days away to celebrate our anniversary.
Big thanks to Sharon & Alan for the recommendation; Les, Jessica, Hazel & Paul for looking after the three boys; and Clive & Jane for such a fantastic place.
thirteen fantastic years ago today