Thursday, 31 July 2014

Ben helps to wash the caravan........

... what could possibly go wrong?


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

View from an open top bus....

We did the tour from Llandudno
{with a stop off in Conwy for chips and shaved ice}




At the end of a rainy day...

.... When we had retreated to the swimming pool and a cafe -
it dried up in time for a quiet walk around Conwy
{for us - kids stayed in to watch a DVD - think we got the best of the bargin!}

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Llyn Crafnant

Another lovely day walking around the lake,
lunch at the cafe, throwing stones and paddling at the waters edge.



Saturday, 26 July 2014

Back to the city in search of Giants

One of the highlights {and there were many} of 2012 was seeing the Giants in Liverpool
 for the commemoration of the sinking of the Titanic
.On that visit the Little Girl Giant, and Xolo her dog, looked for her Uncle the Giant Diver, and we had a wonderful day chasing though a crowded city to see them.
This year the Giants came for the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One -
no Diver this time, but instead the wonderful Grandma Giant.
We got the train from Llandudno Junction into Liverpool -
and spent a hot day with the Little Girl and Grandma Giants.
 Again we were overwhelmed with the beautiful of the puppets.
How can something so large, move so delicately? How can they convey such emotion?
The Lilliputians who control the puppets, throwing themselves at the ropes, are amazing
and yet touch the characters with such tenderness as they settle them to sleep.
They are such a work of genius - street art on the grandest scale of all!
 The city was even busier than the last time the giants came  - but we had our plan!
We saw both Little Girl and Grandma in a packed St Georges Square
as the Grandma settled to tell her story, and then,
 after a well deserved lunch at GBK, watched Grandma again in Liverpool One.