Sunday, 7 May 2017

Let the sun shine. . .

The weather today was glorious.


Sunday mornings are often filled with jobs, shopping, washing, ironing, homework . . . 


But this afternoon I decided we all needed to get out!!


Having Penny does encourage the children, but its often still a challenge.


Penny couldn't understand why the sheep all ran from her. . . . 



Having the dog also sets a steady pace, she really can move!



Taking photos, I often get left behind.


Getting good photos of children is difficult but a dog that never stays still. . . well I've no chance!


This week my Son has his SATS test at primary school.


All I've heard about from school for weeks and weeks is SATS and I'll be glad when its all over.


Loading children up with homework, week in week out, even over the school holidays, all for SATS




So roll on Friday when we will be mainly eating cake.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

April . . . . May

Following the Wedding in April life went back to normal.


Back to walking the dog. . . . 


No more wedding shopping!!


Looking after chickens for my Mum and Dad 
(although Penny chases the chickens around and around)


I've also sown seeds in the greenhouse despite it being full of baby spiders.


We had a lovely family walk along the Lancaster canal.


Penny met her first swan and when it looked like getting out of the water we ALL moved away.


A little stop off at the garden centre for an ice-cream


And a drink for Penny!!


Today, after the children had gone to school, we headed back to the canal.


Everything is so green and lush. 


Penny was well behaved 


and is getting better at 'walking on the lead'


The best bit about the walk?


It conveniently ends at a dog friendly pub!


So whilst we sat enjoying our lunch, Penny sat happily under the table, watching the ducks walk past.




Friday, 21 April 2017

Only a week ago . . . . .

Over Christmas my Brother announced that he and his partner had set a date, they had booked to get married on Easter Saturday!!!


They had lots of plans, which included using our Dads car as 'The Wedding Car'


This time last week, my Niece, my Sisters, my Mum and myself became 'Wedding Florists'


Luckily we only had the car to decorate!!! 


The Bride looked  beautiful and her bouquet was perfect.


After the church we all followed the wedding car, high up onto the fell to the reception! 


The weather was glorious, blue sky and uninterrupted views of the Ribble Valley



 Lots of lovely food, great company, lots of laughter, dancing and speeches!!!



We had an amazing time.


My Brother had organised an Irish Kaylee band!!
(Once I've had a glass of wine my ability to tell left from right is reduced even further, so following instructions . . . . . well it wasn't easy)


The sun shone late into the evening. . . . 
 

The wine flowed. . . . . 


And the dancing continued late into the night!!


Sadly my little Penny had to stay at home. . . . . I'm sure she would have been well behaved.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Easter Holidays - days out.

We've had some glorious weather over the Easter Holidays.


Its a perfect time to get out and about with a very bouncy puppy!!
(And my very bouncy nieces)


We had a Family walk on the Leeds Liverpool Canal.


Penny likes to get really close to the waters edge.
(Whilst trying to dislodge her harness, which is to stop her pulling on the lead)


And no matter how pretty she looked at the children, no one gave her a lick of there ice creams!!


On another glorious day we visited Lytham



Walking along the sea front we met lots of friendly dogs, which is good for Penny.



Photo taking is very difficult with a dog lead around your wrist.



Down to the end of the jetty, keeping Penny on a short lead.
No jumping off the jetty into the mud today, Thank you!!! 



 In years gone by a successful day was measured by how tired the children where.
Now its how tired the dog is!! She was exhausted, success.