Thursday, August 30, 2007


Really wanted to go to Rhyme Time today. Hannah's morning sleep finished at 9.40. Pushing it, but rushed through some porridge and hope bundled Hannah out to the car... to find it covered in wasps! Likely cause = the sticky stuff that dripped onto the car while we were in Wales. Some wasp spray and bravery later, we set off... and got there only 15 minutes late... and guess what? Rhyme Time cancelled due to illness! Grr! Ah well - swings were still there, so not a totally wasted journey.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Riding with Noddy

Hannah's first ride in a thingy! Telford Services, on our way home now. I *think* she liked it... Wasn't quite sure what it was for though :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Caernarfon Castle

Bit chilly down here... Hannah likes it though. Nice river, big castle and pigeons to laugh at. New shoes so she can practice her walking, too!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Metal tube

We finally found a playground - and what fun! Hannah loved the swings, as always, and what the slide and the wibbly wobbly animals. But her favourite was the metal tube! Mummy at one end, Daddy at the other - what a brilliant way to exercise your baby! We shall be coming back here before we head home.

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Hannah's first paddle! We are at Barmouth and Hannah's new walking skills mean that she can saddle now! - with some assistance. She loved it! Wasn't so keen on being soggy afterwards though.

Toddling in Wales

Look mum, one hand! Wales is obviously good for Hannah; this morning she has learnt to climb stairs! Which leaves us with a bit of a problem... there are only 4 steps here, but being away from home, we don't have a stairgate. She will have to be watched like a hawk!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Hannah's first service station meal

Cottage pie with mashed potato and peas. Yummy! Well, she thought so. Hopefully she will have a nice postprandial nap now, otherwise she's going to get awfuly bored. Thank goodness for Diddy the Dinosaur!

It's holiday time

We are on our way to Wales. We are of course taking Idris with us. Long drive ahead, but at least summer is back. Mountains here we come!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007

I'm making hats again

This one's a bit big for Hannah but doesn't she look cute?!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I'm bored.

I should be asleep of course, but as usual am curiously unable to go to sleep once I actually get the chance. So here's a nice picture of a cloud above my house. Note the blue sky, in case you'd forgotten what a real summery sky looks like.
Ooh, I found the New Paragraph button. Right, sleep. I shall no doubt have to get up in about 3 hours...

Thursday, August 16, 2007


I think he might be trying to sit like the purple elephant... but it's anyone's guess really.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Hannah and Leo

Upright babies!

Lucy in the car with diamonds

Hannah is very asleep. Over an hour and I am still sitting in the car. Even Lucy has got bored of waiting for us to go inside. (That's a yawn btw.) Wish I knew how to make this thing do paragraph breaks. Anyway, I'm fed up because Tesco was on fire (at least, the alarm was going off) and Waitrose was full of people who couldn't go to Tesco and there was nowhere to park because a disabled driver practically drove into me to beat me to the last parent-and-child space. Oh, she's awake. Lunchtime!

Sunday, August 12, 2007


This one's for you, dad :)

Friday, August 10, 2007


We have just been to see the sheep in a field near our house - one of Hannah's favourite activities. When she got upset on the way there, I said 'don't be upset, we're going to see the sheep', and she promptly made the noise she makes when she sees sheep! So I guess she undertands quite a bit now - very exciting! Also very nice to be able to pick and eat greengages and raspberries on our little walk - and there will be walnuts and hazelnuts as well soon, not to mention the apples, pears, plums, damsons... Who would ever want to live in a town?!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Asleep again

We're at Gemma's house - well, outside Gemma's house while Hannah catches up on some ZZZZs. We're having such a busy day! Also, this morning she pulled herself up onto two feet for the first time ever - and she hasn't stopped doing it all day. Very hard work for a little girl who's nine months old in two days' time.

Rhyme Time

Hannah is so independent all of a sudden. I just put her down and watch her play! Here she is getting stuck into parachute play.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Look what happens when Mummy lets Daddy dress Hannah.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

More chicks

Well, the same chicks, but in close-up. Last seen following mummy duck under a row of trollies. Silly ducks.

And look what we found when we got out of the car!

Didn't notice seeds and breadcrumbs on special offer...


Sitting in the car at Tesco waiting for Hannah to wake up...


Well, I've got this whizzy new phone so I might as well make use of it. So here comes a peek at the life I lead these days; probably mostly while I'm sitting in the car waiting for Hannah to wake up (Wake up her before she's had enough sleep? I don't think so!).

Anyway, here's a nice picture of Hannah. Tune in again next time for something more exciting (maybe).