Thursday, 29 September 2011

Just Chilling....

...Miss Megs @ the 
Follow The Star Rehersal

Monday, 26 September 2011

Victoria Park Steam Fair 2011...

... where Miss Megs disappeared off for most of two days - one day meeting up with school friends - and the other helping at the scout climbing wall belaying (dropping?) children!

Meanwhile Mr Ben nearly knocked himself out when he bumped his head on the bouncy slide..... but then recovered to plot his take over of the BBC in the mobile broadcast truck...

... and took various girls (his cousin Steff and friend Eleanor) for a spin on the dodgens!

Untitled from Polgara on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011


... on the way home 
from Warrington - 

 - the picture doesn't 
even begin to do it justice - 

-so beautiful!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

2 children back home...

... from PGL - lots of wet and muddy clothing indicating that had a great time - trapeze - abseiling - high ropes - canoes and an obstacle course conquered!

We Will Rock You!

While Miss Megs and Mr Ben are away at camp - we saw We Will Rock You @ The Empire.

It was probably the daftest thing I have ever seen on stage - but lots and lots of fun!

After a false start with just single note sung the technicals were sorted out and they tried again.

It was silly and tongue in cheek - the costume were fantastic - the plot insane and the dancing fabulous.
And My Mister showed his recognition talent yet again - as Khashoggi started to sing Al was digging me in the ribs muttering "He would be a fantastic Javert - have we seen him as Javert?"

I look it up and yes - he was Javert when we saw Les Mis last year @ The Lowry

Friday, 16 September 2011

They're off to camp again...

...going to PGL @ Winmarleigh Hall 

Hoping they don't get TOO wet - and while of course it's lovely to have some time alone with Al - we do miss them so! They're back on Sunday evening - until then - it's very quiet!

Monday, 12 September 2011

In a moment

Something beautiful can be lost.

The gorgeous Liam, 2 year old son of my cousin Becky,
killed in an accident on their farm on 11th September 2011. 

Please pray for Liams mum and dad - Becky and Dominic. His big sisters Stephanie and Charlotte, and his baby sister Sophia. His Grandparents (my Auntie Judy and Uncle Peter), his New Zealand Grandparents and his many aunties, uncles and cousins.

The news is  here and comments from his dear family here

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Mr Ben goes climbing....

... at the FMC Cub/Scout coffee morning.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Back to School 2011

 A wet Monday morning for back to school...

... Miss Megs is going into Year 9...

... and Mr Ben is starting Year 6 - his last year at 
Primary School!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

More time at Chester Zoo

Lots of photos from our day at Chester Zoo.

We love the Zoo and managed to get around most of the huge site on this visit.


 Mr Ben thought the baby elephanrs were "So Cute!"


Not too big to fit into the giant turtle shells!

Miss Megs decided to have her face painted - she umed and ahed about a flamingo or a butterfly - but in the end she chose to be a Snow Leopard!

You can't visit Chester Zoo and not have your photo taken sitting on the baby elephant!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Meeting the dinosaurs at Chester Zoo!

We'd thought that a day at Chester Zoo would be a good way to end the summer holidays - the weather forcast wasn't hopeful -but we toook a chance and it turned out to be a lovely dry day.

And look what we found - DINOSAURS!

We followed the dino delight with a spot of fossil hunting (6 fossil finds guarenteed!)

We found a sharks tooth - an echinoderm - a blastoid - part of an ammonite and some pieces of crinoids and corals!

And after all the extinct creatures - we eventually we went to see some living animals!

Friday, 2 September 2011

While I went back to school...

... Mr Ben was let loose with a saw!