Tuesday, 21 December 2010

This week in pictures

A cold girl walking home after the car got stuck in the snow.
Tabby-Kat on the move in her leopard suit.
And a shepherd.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Mother Hen and her chicks

This weekend we celebrated a birthday lunch with some old friends.
Just for once someone else was taking the pictures - so here I am!
With my chicks!
Phoebe's been watching Scoobie-Doo, so is currently noting down everything in her notebook (with diagrams!)

Personally, I suspect Old Man Withers may be behind it all..........

Monday, 6 December 2010

Our walk to school

I've often noticed mounting blocks (for getting on horses) around the area on the route we take to walk to school.

It's only now that the foliage has died back enough, I was able to read this notice:

Which makes sense! I'd never thought before of the many problems the urban equestrian would have to face!

We went to Blenheim Palace for the Living Crafts for Christmas fair. Which was lovely, but too many people for any of my pictures to come out well! This is us escaping to the hospitality Lounge (which I don't think anyone else knew about!) for free drinks!
And watched some of the Christmas circus acts.


Then it was off to the Woodstock Arms for Sunday Roast dinner in front of a roaring fire!

Well, okay, it's not roaring in this picture - but it was nice and warm!
And lovely food! Check out their menu. I can personally recommend the Chantilly Dark Chocolate Cheesecake.

Phoebe competed in her first gymnastics competition! No medals, but she tried hard and really enjoyed it.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

We went skating again!

It's getting to be a habit!
Also we have to get in a few sessions before the ice-skating rink closes down for maitenance work!
Guy's ready!

Phoebe's ready!
And they're off!



The only problem is that Mummy and Tabby are stuck on the side-lines.
Still, it won't be too before we're both on the ice with the rest of the family!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Winter comes on little grey feet!

The days are definitely getting shorter now. We went out for a bike ride after lunch at Grandma's and already the skies were darkening.
Not that it slows us down at all!

We are certainly having to wear more clothes, even inside!

As it was my birthday, we left sleeping children with Grandma

And went out
For a lovely Thai meal!

My birthday presents!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

It's that time of year again!

The time for making spooky spiders.
And for face-painting.


And for all of our cats/Kats to snooze in the autumn sun.

Monday, 11 October 2010

The Phoebe-Bug is SIX!

And we celebrated with a trip to the ice-rink:


Some of the parents seemed to enjoy themselves more than their children!
Some skaters were more confident than others!


But everyone seemed to gain confidence by the end of our session.



And we finished with pizza and birthday cake!

Happy Birthday Phoebe!