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Snow, Mince Pies and Hedwig

It snowed throughout our journey from Norfolk to London which made driving somewhat tricky but the fields all around were beautiful in their white covering.

When the LiveWires came home from school they wanted, after playing in the snowy slush, to make mince pies.



Hedwig is taking pride of place on the Christmas Tree!

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2017 in baking, Beauty, Christmas, Grandchildren

 

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Twenty Four Hours with the LiveWires

We arrived last night just in time to say good night, walked J&T to school this morning and after a quiet day collected them These are our favourite times with the youngsters! We took them for a treat at a small French cafe and after some special time with them and their Mum, have just been dropped off at the station to catch the sleeper home.





Design for the Christmas card competition.

Leaf on the walk home.

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2017 in art, Beauty, family, Grandchildren, Happiness

 

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Last Goodbyes, Loud Music and Family Tree

The last family have left today and so we are filling the unwelcome silence with music that our kids organised for our Golden Wedding. They sent an email to people they could find on our Mac and received back lots of wonderful messages from family and friends from our 50 years together  including a song from each to make two cds and a third in the making as we contact some who were missed for some reason.  The lovely messages have all been printed in a booklet.

CD cover

Cover of the booklet

Our beautiful ‘children’ made us wonderful gifts – the cds, a family portrait up-dated to include the new Grandbabies also used as the cd picture disc, a hand printed Family tree and there was a poem from GrandsonJ.  We are overwhelmed by the love in these presents.

Family Tree

Poem written for us by J, LiveWire 2

 

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Goodbyes, Footprints and Sunset

After just the best Celebratory ten days together, our eldest daughter left last night, two families this morning and we now have just one family here for two more days. This morning, before leaving the little girls, LiveWires 3 and 4, played making hand and foot prints on the slate terrace by dipping their feet and hands in the dewy grass!

Much to our delight, we were taken out for dinner tonight to The Rock Pool by Godrevy and after a delicious meal, went further along to admire the dramatic sunset.

Sunset at Godrevy Beach

 

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Photos for Day 6 of Golden Wedding Week

The day started with brunch at the Blue Bar in Porthtowan, a favourite haunt, moved on to beaching and belly boarding and ended with a party held in our honour with the loveliest presents made by the family and involving lots and lots of our friends.

The party photos are almost all face on so I can’t use them here. Suffice it to say that we were served a veritable feast cooked up by our kids and their partners, danced along to the music sent as gifts by friends, of which more later and wept with joy at the love and forethought that had gone into their presents to us, more of that later too.

It’s only rock and roll, but I like it!

Day 7 will follow tomorrow! It has been an exhaustingly happy week so far!

 

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Day 5 of Golden Wedding Week

A sunshine forecast so a day at the beach was in order – at our family favourite, Chapel Porth. Dam building, Pooh sticks, Croque Monsieurs (fabulous!) from the Beach cafe, ice-creams all round  and a good time was had by all.  The Grandbaby twins were a hit in the supermarket on the way home! Today’s gallery follows.

In the shopping trolley

 

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Day 4 of Golden Wedding Week

Lappa Valley was our destination today as this was a family favourite from the days, thirty years ago,  when we all used to visit my Mum and Dad in the summertime and three generations loved the mini steam train ride and the picnic at the end of the journey. Today, three generations again had fun and a fine picnic and a play and a paddle in the natural pond dammed up for the purpose. Click on any photo in the gallery to join us in our fun-packed day.

 

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