Sunday, 20 August 2017

Summer Holiday - Snap of the Day

Boys can multitask!! Yes on Friday my son painted the shed whilst talking non stop.......

So the shed got painted and I learned things I didn't know about YouTube, Xbox games, etc,etc.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Summer Holiday - Snap of the Day (Skipton)

We had a drive over to Skipton on Thursday.

A lovely wander down the canal. . . .

Then a look around the shops
(taking it in turns to look after Penny)

And we finished with a cup of tea in Cafe Neros where Penny happily sat under the table.
(Probably dreaming of having her very own Frappe Creme)

Friday, 18 August 2017

Summer Holiday - Snap of the Day

Wednesday was an early start, 8:10 dentist appointment!!! Ooh how those children love an early start.....

Followed by a little uniform shopping, what more could they ask for!
Shirts, bags, pencil cases, stationary, shoes......
(And a sneaky book for me)

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Summer Holiday - Snap of the Day

Tuesdays challenge - keep the boy off technology during the day whilst staying home.

Maybe a bit of woodwork will do the trick.

The power tools always help, he's keen to use the drill but sawing semi wet wood is a job for Mum (so I'm told)

We did finish our new garden planter it just needs filling up. So a successful day.

Summer Holiday - Snap of the Day

Jobs, jobs, jobs......
I hate staying inside doing household jobs when the sun starts to shine.

So on Monday afternoon I dragged persuaded the children and Penny to join me on a trip to the local garden nursery.
Just a few purchases as there's not much in stock at the moment, they are waiting for autumn bulbs.
And NO the children where not allowed to put Penny in the trolley, even though they went on and on about pushing her around!!

Monday, 14 August 2017

Summer Holiday - Snap of the Day (Lancaster Canal)

After spending most of Saturday washing clothes and sorting out after our time in Oxford, I was determined to go out on Sunday!!!

I returned to our challenge of cycling the Lancaster Canal.
Now we have Penny I've updated the challenge to include walking and today we completed a small section. 
Garstang Marina to bridge 71 Cabus Nook Lane.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Oxford - Part 2

Thursday was wall to wall sunshine all day!!

Perfect for some outdoor wandering.

Along Broad Walk. . . . 

 Past Christ Church Cathedral.

Our destination was the Botanical Gardens 

It was a lovely tranquil space in the heart of the city.

After the gardens, with our trusty map, we went in search of a book shop!!!

This is no ordinary bookshop, the shelves stretch for miles . . . 

Then just across the road to the Museum of the History of Science.

By this point we all had blisters, all that walking . . . . 

We had a place in mind for an early tea.

But enough time to spare for a wander around the courtyard at Nuffield College.

A beautiful place to sit and rest our weary feet.

Friday was time to check out and head for home.
(Called at Ikea on the way home, well we where passing . . . )
(Well done for sticking it out to the end, there really are a lot of photos)

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Oxford - Part 1 (warning - lots of photos!!)

So, as you may have guessed, we've had a little trip to Oxford

We travelled down on Tuesday and after booking into our Hotel we had a little look around.

On Wednesday, armed with a map, we set off for the Ashmolean Museum (above).
I'm sure its a great day out most people but not for us. Its all a little bit serious, lots of reading, lots of glass cases, lots of quiet and no backpacks!!!

Out with the map, lets try somewhere else.

Everything about this Museum we loved, the building, the space, the happy noise, the labels saying 'Please Touch'. . . . . . 


Through a door at the back of the Museum lies the equally amazing Pitt Rivers Museum

Case after case of amazing things, something really to suit everyone's interests.

Where else are you going to hear your children discussing how to shrink a human head???

Back out into the rain and back to the map.

We spent the remainder of the day wandering the streets

Spotting lots of Oxfords most famous locations.

Even on a grey day it really is beautiful.

So that's about it for wet Wednesday, luckily the forecast for Thursday was sun, sun, sun.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Summer Holiday - Snap of the Day

Thursday was another great day in oxford.

Oxford Botanical Gardens.
More photos to come......

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Summer Holiday - Snap of the Day

Just a quick museum snap for today.

Had a fantastic look around the Natural History Museum and the Pitt museum. Lots more pictures to follow when we get home!! (Back to wifi and blogging on a computer)

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Summer Holiday - Snap of the Day (Penny's mini break)

Ssssh, don't tell Penny but she's going on a mini break.
We're all sure she'll enjoy herself but we're not going with her!!!

Here's hoping my Mum and Dad enjoy early starts and don't mind missing the dialogue of there favourite TV programmes.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Summer Holiday - Snap of the day

The washing pile was huge and the weather was WET. So the electricity meter was spinning all day as the dryer was on constantly. Now I just need to iron......

I also managed to blog on my iPad which means the work laptop can go away. Testing my technical skills, I've now set up my phone to receive work emails. 
But the most satisfying job of the day was some guerrilla gardening. When there was a break in the rain, me & my son cleared the weeds on the road outside our house then did the same outside my two neighbours.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Summer Holiday - Snap of the day

On the first Saturday of the month we join the ranger at the local country park for Junior Rangers. Today was flora and fauna.


Penny didn't like all the standing about looking through books, so we left the group and had a little walk.
We stopped for a chat with some fellow dog walkers and just along the path a deer emerged from the woods, crossed the path and disappeared!!
(Please allow for some disruption, my fuzzy old brain is attempting to use my iPad to blog)

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Summer Holiday - Snap of the Day

So Friday turned out to be a work/walk day.
In between walking the dog and waiting for emails I did manage to arrange my new light in the kitchen!!

Although by the end of the day I was too tired (and forgetful) to check if they'd come on, maybe tonight I'll remember.