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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

The Birthday Girl

Last Sunday was Bonnie's 1st birthday.



Joanne made Bonnie's In The Night Garden cake herself

I think she made a really good job too :-)








She is so happy and funny, she is a joy and makes us laugh with her funny little ways.

She loves little Arthur


And isn't afraid to show it lol


And she melts my heart when she comes crawling to me saying "Nanna, Nanna"

Before we had grandchildren I used to imagine them running in shouting Nanna, and how good that would be.

But no amount of imagining could have prepared me for that feeling when it actually happens, no words can describe it, it's simply the best thing in the world.

-X-

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Fantastic views and a bike ride - Cornwall Part Four

Feeding the piggies on Thursday morning.  I must admit I've taken quite a liking to these pigs :-)

As well as the normal animal feeding on Thursday morning the kids got to groom and walk the pony around the field too.




After second breakfast, (for Oliver anyway) we decided to walk into Padstow.  It's about 2 miles from the farm over the fields and down the lanes and out onto the Camel Trail 


 Below, Padstow in the distance, the tide was out on our walk down


And was in by the time we were walking back again


Oliver enjoyed going through the kissing gates and over the styles







Oliver the scarecrow!


We had a quick stop off in Padstow for lunch and found the welly dog! 


Then we hired some bikes to ride the Camel Trial. 
Oliver can't ride a bike on his own yet so Mark had him on a hook-up.




 


I haven't got a photo of me on my bike, but I was right behind them, lol
We rode from Padstow to Wadebridge, 5 3\4 miles and It was such good fun, I don't know who had the most fun, me or Oliver, lol but I can tell you that It was me who ached the most after!

That day we walked 4 miles to Padstow and back, and rode 11 and a half miles, from Padstow to Wadebridge and back, both me and Mark clocked well of 18,000 steps not counting the peddling!!

Boy did we know about it by the time we got back to the caravan, but it was worth it for the experience, the fantastic views and the smile on Oliver's face.



For me this was the best day of the holiday.

-X-

Friday, 10 August 2018

Visiting Eden - Cornwall Holiday Part Three

The animal feeding was abandoned after the guinea pigs on Wednesday morning as there was a very sudden and rather heavy downpour.  We had planned on going to the Eden Project that day too and thought we would still go as planned because at least there would be places to take shelter should the rain continue.  As it turned out the day wasn't too bad, there was one or two showers but they soon passed.

The walk down to Eden after parking is about a mile but all along the grass verges are planted with wild flowers that looked lovely even though they are now almost finished flowering


It was very busy, I think everyone had the same idea, not a day for the beach, but somewhere you can dodge the showers.











I think Oliver had a good time, he does like plants and was keen to go and visit the plant shop later and buy a new cactus to add to his collection.  We both bought on of the succulents too.

We did have a great find....this little fella.


That's Marks finger, so you can see how tiny the little frog is.

 Some of the other plants I enjoyed seeing.




I loved all the sunflowers and black eyed susan




One of the things Oliver had asked to do was have fish and chips at the beach and watch the sunset, so on the way back we visited Constantine Bay, stopping off on the way to buy fish and chips.



We got back around 10pm, so it was a long day, but a good one.

-X-