Last weekend we went to a wedding of one of the couples who were in our ante-natal group. They’d been together over 10 years and had finally got around to getting married. Their reception venue became available when the Jamaican olympic team decided that they didn’t need the building on that particular day. It was a wonderfully relaxed wedding which was very informal and great for children (the couple have 2 of their own after all). Much fun was had with the bouncy castle, skittle alley, jenga and other outdoor games. The sun decided to shine on the happy couple and we had a lovely time.
Sunday was a day that H has been looking forward to for some time: the start of his three sleeps mini break at Granny and Grandad’s house. They came to pick him up from our house so we all went out to lunch together and then H went with them when they returned home. The car door closed and some tears came(both his and mine), but apparently he soon perked up. The house felt strangely quiet without him. Before he went I took some pictures of him in his new Ben 10 costume that we were reviewing.
Some days you have more photographs to choose from than others, when you are doing Project 366. This Monday I was spoilt for choice. Taking advantage of H’s absence I headed for the Welsh coast. I spent a pleasant day mooching around various places along the coastline and headed back to the hotel for a meal. Here’s the view from the hotel balcony where I ate my dinner; sipped my pint; and drank in the view. There’s another picture of this marvellous view as my silent sunday picture this week.
The next day I wandered around beautiful Barmouth and walked over the railway bridge to take a stroll. The Mawddach estuary near Barmouth has some fantastic views and once again I had loads of pictures to choose from for the day’s image.
Wednesday saw both H and I back from our trips away. H had had a lovely time away visiting Snibston Discovery Museum and learning about coal mining. He also took a trip to Rutland Water and saw some ospreys. Back at home we finished off our hama beads scene for a competition we are entering.
On Thursday H and I went out for the day to the Engine Shed museum on the Severn Valley Railway. They had a special day on which included archaeological and paleontological (is that a word?) activities for children. H is really interested in the past so this seemed a perfect match for him. He got to dig up real Roman coins and pots (out of trays of sand). On the fossil front he got to do some more excavation, plus he made his own fossil (a trilobite) from plaster of Paris.
On Friday we had a busy day with H having a golf lesson at our local course, which is in the woods nearby, in the morning (the first of three lessons). In the afternoon we met up with friends at our local swimming pool.
It’s been a great week and for once it’s been less frantic in its pace than normal. Sometimes it’s nice just to chill a little.