Monday, 22 August 2016


We drove all the way to Cornwall to pick up Daddy's kayak.  It's massive!
A dinner stop at Newquay's Fistral beach and by chance we came across the music festival. It was going strong!
We stopped at one of Rick Stein's Cafes for dinner.  I tried chicken curry and it was yum!
Ella went for the fish and chips and loved it.
We found the coolest shower stall on the beach!

Daddy is back!

Daddy had to head back to Hong Kong for work but luckily it wasn't long before he's back.  We missed him!


A nice lunch before our friends have to go to their grannies' for a visit.
We will miss you!

Group hug!


Our friends came to visit for a sleepover.  Yay!
We had lots of fun pond dipping and playing in the garden.
Jessica was a good story reader to the younger ones.
Meanwhile we roamed free in the garden.
We were having our riding lessons in the afternoon and our friends joined for some fun rides.
It was also Ella's first ride!  We were all very proud of her.
At the lesson.
We made sure the ponies were fed.

A good scrub for everyone after a long day!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016


Tusker, seen here with the scarf mommy knitted him.  I must start knitting too.

a day in the garden

Dawlish Warren

We recovered from the wedding/late night very quickly the next day and set off to the nature reserve in Dawlish Warren.  It turned out to be a fabulous day.
Daddy and I tried to do a bit of fishing while Jessica and Ella played.

I got bored after a while, as there didn't seem to be any fish around!
On our way back Ella was heard saying wait for me the whole time.


Our second wedding we attend.  It was full of fun with lots of space to run around.
Mommy and Auntie Anne in their pretty dresses.
We felt very grown up to be included in the dinner.

Cookie and milk was a big hit!
Auntie Anne supplied lots of yummy cupcakes and desserts too.
Wedding cake cutting.
Congratulations Amanda and Alec!
Hanging out with Uncle Alan.
And then it was party time!  Daddy danced with all of us.
We left around 8pm...totally exhausted!


Lunch with Uncle Terry and Auntie Val.  Had not seen them for a while so it was nice to catch up.
The pub was right next to a river and it was perfect for crabbing as the tide was up.
The water was a bit cold.
We caught quite a few - and it was fun to let them go too.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

pond cleaning

Daddy and Mommy decided to clear the pond out.
It turned out to be a 9-hr job.  They must have pulled out tons of weed literally.
We decided to do some pond dipping as all the creatures were stirred and out.
Once again the ducks came to see what's going on.  Cute.
We also cleared out Lucy Goose's eggs. They were a bit too old for eating now.
The hundreds of newts we found in the weed. Hope they all made it to the pond overnight.


T-shirts Daddy got from NYC.  Check out our socks too.