Monday, 30 June 2014

Grandad's birthday

Tea out with Grandad for his 84th birthday

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Airkix Take Two

It was one of the things that led Ben to declare that 2012 was his "best year ever"
Two years later we had our second go
{or rather Megs and Ben did - the prices are rather eye watering and so Al and I decided that we would keep our feet on the ground this time}

Both Megs and Ben were fantastic - they remembered the skills they learnt last time and moved on to higher level stuff - I don't think this will be the last time they fly!

Saturday, 28 June 2014

A Golden Afternoon...

.... a really lovely party at FMC for Joyce and Brian Fisher's Golden Wedding Anniversary.


Friday, 27 June 2014

The very last time.....

.... she will wear a school uniform -
Megs and Jamie on their way to their High School Leaver's Assembly.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Size 8 Sandals!

Oh - he's growing and growing at the moment -
new for this summer, his latest pair of sandals are a size 8!

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Schools out for Megan

She's got 2 weeks of trips to uni's and museums,
with the occassioanl class at college thrown in - but the main thing is - NO UNIFORM!
Meanwhile Ben still has a month to go!


Sunday, 15 June 2014

On Parade on Father's Day

Megs and Ben were both on Parade with Scouts/Explorers -
The annual Chester Parade for Chesire Scouts.
This year - no rain!

There was a pretty hopeless turn out from some schout groups - ours included -
which made me sad. The excuse was that it was Father's Day. But surely spending an afternoon proudly watching your children on parade is good way for Father's to celebrate?

Previous parades (with super cute pics of mini Megs and Ben) here 2011 2008

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Random Saturday Happenings

Morning at Church for the Sankey Valley Methodist Circuit event
{all the churches had their own display}
We nipped out for a couple of hours to visit the  newly reopened butterfly house -
Al wanted to try out his macro lens taking photographs.

Then it was back to church for the end of the event and Worship,
before we went to Liverpool to meet up with Jamie and Megs.

Tea in GBK, 

then a walk around the waterfront -
it was the Mersey River Festival and there were tall ships in the the docks :)

When we got to the carpark we discovered 2 fire engines, lots of fire men and smoke!
They were trying to track down the fire in the underground area,
 so we had to wait it out until they gave the all clear!


Friday, 13 June 2014

The day she left school

Megs has taken her last GCSE exam
And left school.
Left school!
How has she got so grown up?
First Day of School - September 2002

Last day of School - 13th June 2014

Thursday, 12 June 2014

World Cup Fever

Not here, obviously.
Of course Al does like football - though he's not a fanatic.
Benjamin thinks that football is a pointless waste of time
{though he is actually getting better at playing in goal at school}
Megs and I are both pretty much of a mind that the world
would be a better place without football.
But across the road....

.... it's like living opposite the pub landlord!
{though without the irony}

Sunday, 8 June 2014

On Pentecost Morning...

.... as the bells struck 9am -
we stood by St Paul's
and thought about the birth of the Church.


Saturday, 7 June 2014

A Southwalk Evening Stroll

I had this vision -
Of walking along the Thames as the sun set.
Clarence Darrow was over by 8 o'clock,
so we bought sandwiches from the little Sainsburys on The Cut
and coffee from a little deli behind Tate Modern
and sat in the sun and ate looking across the river to St Paul's.

Then we walked slowly along the river, all the way to Tower Bridge,
as the sun set, and the air cooled.
There were crowds everywhere - and it was heaven.

By the time we got to Tower Hill we were ready for bed - so we tubed it back to our hotel
{Holiday Inn Express Southwalk}
Perfect end to a great day.