Friday, 31 August 2012

Littlewick Show 2012

A rather dismal summer probably explained why crowds and entries seemed down at Littlewick Show this year. However for our family it has always been a special event with mum running the horse show for many years, and she is now a vice president. Now as mum faces a big operation it came as a welcome distraction and a chance to enjoy an afternoon out in the late English summer, although the weather had a distinctly autumnal feel to it.

I discovered that I really like dahlias this year. The colours and symmetry were amazing!

It would have been rude not to have enjoyed an ice cream, although I think my niece Anna is a lot more photogenic with an ice cream than I am :)

I caught the Wagstaff family looking at something, although Anna seemed totally unbothered by it with marsh mellows being far more important!

It is always nice to observe the special relationship between little Anna and granny. I am not sure who was explaining what to who! :)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

She's a Rock

This week mum celebrated her birthday. You would not know from the pictures that she is battling serious health issues. She has coped amazingly with everything that has been thrown at her so far and is an absolute rock and inspiration to the whole family.

We went out for a meal to celebrate her birthday and had a lovely time.

As ever little Anna was the star of the show full of fun and mischief keeping everyone entertained.

We went to Asian Fusion and stuffed ourselves on the buffet menu.

Here's one way to keep the girls quiet!