Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thomas 2 years of age

Time flies by so fast, he is growing up and changing so quickly.

Here are a few pics of him at home at one of his parties.

Monday, July 05, 2010









Thomas visits us for the weekend.

A trip to Poole beach is great fun - making sandcastles and paddling in the sea.


  Thomas finds a new hat to wear.









 And climbing  n standing on the recliner is great fun - good job he was wearing the cycle hat.
Just posing whilst pausing for a few seconds.














Time for a BBQ - no problem with the Atkins diet for Thomas.








A quick drink before dashing off to do something else.








Thomas shows Brod & Geoff his footballing skills  - I think we might need him for the next World Cup.








Flying the flag - better not show this one to Brigitte.








Thomas shows off his new gloves - I think Geoff wants to borrow them.

















Sunday, July 04, 2010

A short trip to Cornwall 

24th - 28th June 2010

We were very fortunate with the weather, we stayed for 2 nights in Penzanse, 1 night in Falmouth and 1 night in St Austell.

All in all a great few days.


The Cornish harbours were a hive of activity - lots of people around - messing about in boats and people promenading - in an old fashioned sort of way.

We went early to St Michaels Mount and so it was not too busy, the climb was well worth it and the views from the top were magnificent.





We even visited an old Tin Mine - which was surprisingly interesting.

Although not easy to get to - The Lizard was a real find, we used the Tom Tom and it took us down and around so many narrow but beautiful lanes, fortunately the traffic was light and we had to squeeze by on only a few occasions.














The castles at Falmouth and St Mawes were particularly impressive - even the cannon fire was supported by theatrical smoke.

We took advantage of our membership of the National Trust and English Heritage visiting many wonderful gardens including Glendurgan Gardens, where Suri was nearly lost in the maze, and of course the recently found and restored - Lost Gardens of Helligan.

We went to Lands End - walking from Sennen Cove - just under 1 hour each way, but Lands End itself was a bit of a let down - not even an ice cream was available at 5pm to refresh us after the walk - so we had our ice cream in Sennen Cove - the shops there were still open at 6pm, we also visited  the nearby Cape Cornwall which was much better and more interesting than Lands End. 



Here are a couple of the garden features at Heligan - really well done they were.


























The greenhouses were really good and the potting shed was for the real gardening enthusiast - ...... if only.......










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