Phew! What a lot has gone on, we actually left Saturday evening, picking Kathryn up on the way. When we arrived Kathryn, hid and then gave my mum such a surprise as she had no idea she was coming! Sunday we spent with mum and my middle niece, Amy who came round with her boyfriend Mark! It was a beautiful day and it was spent out in the garden!
Monday I met for the first time my Great Niece,Madison,
here she is with her mum.
with the girls
and me! She is totally adorable, chatters away and her head is permanently on a swivel! We spent a lovely day at the seaside,
this is looking out over the marine lake at West Kirby, out towards 'Hilbre Island'. I used to walk from my house down here practically every day with our dog! It was like coming home, the thing that got me where the amount of houses up 'For Sale' along the prom! Tempting!!!!
I used to sail on this lake, when it was alot smaller, they have since expanded it and it is now huge, I would imagine it would be really fun to sail there now! Having had a long walk and a picnic, which was lovely. We then drove past where I was brought up
It now has new UPVC windows, but ironically the original wooden garage doors are just about hanging on, the tarmac path is all crumbled but yep! original to my family! Those rosebushes where put in by my mum, the big one under the window is a Queen Elizabeth Rose and used to have the most beautiful perfume, that wafted in my bedroom window at night (window top left). Also all the bushes and tree where also planted by us! Sad really, it was such a lovely place, I lived there from when I was born till I left home when I was 17!
We had a really glorious day, but boy where we wacked!
On Tuesday we spent the day out with mum! Again we had another lovely day, but it ended on a sour note as the school had phoned and left a message at home saying Tori had not done some of her Drama course work!! Poor girl got really, really stressed out because she believed she had handed it all in, so that wrecked the break I was trying to give her!!
So we left really early and made it to Worcester Uni to pick up some more of K's stuff and wait out the rush hour. K then drove from Worcester but as we where climbing a steep hill, smoke started pooring out from behind the steering wheel she managed to pull in and yes as unfortunately often happens to the girls and I, we came back home on the back of the 'Breakdown Wagon'!
So we are home, worn out, stressed out and soon to be 'out of pocket'! But hey ho, it was lovely to see everyone again!