Summertime! x

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Busy Week!

Well, it seems a while since I last posted, and a lot has happened in the meantime. Thankyou for all you lovely comments regarding Stig the Hamster, he has settled in well, although we have found, he has a nasty nip!

Special request 'Top Gear' cake please Mum......

My son celebrated his 11th Birthday, which meant a friends tea party and a family tea party to organise. All went well..... He then visited the National Space Centre near Leicester, with his school on the actual day of his birthday, which he described as Awesome! And then for his Birthday present from us, we all went as a family on a sightseeing weekend to London....

Visiting the Dinosaurs section of the Natural History Museum, which he loved!
Especially the life like T Rex

And the large Blue Whale

We then caught the Tube to Green Park, walking through St James Park to Buckingham Palace, where the Guard very kindly did a routine, which really impressed my son, we then carried on down the Mall, heading for Trafalgar Square, and from there to Westminster, passing Downing Street along the way. We walked over Westminster Bridge and headed for our trip on this...

The London Eye ( the 4D film they show you beforehand is excellent )

Sorry the photo's aren't better! But a really enjoyable experience

Next day (Fathers Day) was a boys trip to Arsenal Football Club, for a trip around the ground, changing rooms etc

We had then wanted to visit the Tate Modern, but short of time after spending so long at Arsenal, and with some of the Tube lines not running, we decided to spend some time on the Southbank, before catching our train home....

All in all a lovely weekend, which we plan to repeat again soon.

I seem to have been playing catch up ever since, and what with the hot weather, World Cup ( say no more about that), Wimbledon, I am still playing catch up, anyhow I have managed to upload some New Products onto the Country Style Living website


This lovely Sewing Box

Pretty 'Bird in Flight' Tin

Vernon Ward 'Silent Harbour' Print

If you have a spare moment, please take a look...
Have a great week!

Saturday, 12 June 2010

New addition to the family....

My son has been asking and asking for one of these, he then saved his pocket money to buy one, and he promised to look after it too? I am pleased to welcome 'Stig' the hamster ( yes, my son loves Top Gear with Jezza and Co) to our family.

Now I don't know a lot about hamsters, but my son has found a book on how to keep him or her, so hope fully that will help. He seems a very sociable chap and likes a lot of attention, loves his tunnels and wheel and is partial to a cardboard inner from the loo roll!

Our dog Ruby has been enjoying the sunshine!

Yes, we have to fight her, to sit on this chair when the sun is shining!

The garden is really coming into it's own now, especially after all the rain.....
Beautiful large 'Christophi' Allium

Pretty Clematis

Gorgeous Oriental Poppies, past their best now......

The smaller Alliums still look lovely, even though they have lost their colour.
And last but not least, we will be supporting and willing on the England boys this evening...
Hope you all have lovely weekend!