Wednesday, 25 July 2007

What An Idiot I Am

Well, this has got to be one of the more stupid things I have done lately. I decided to shut the garage door - my car was a bit close so I stood in front of my car and pulled down the door. Passed my boobs quite happily but then I had a technical hitch - the car was too close after all - so there I am stuck between the garage door and my car - no one around - felt a bit of an idiot. Couldn't move the door up or down. Lucky for me Rhea who had been put to bed was peeping out of her bedroom window - I managed to call her to get Zollie to rescue me. Obviously, it made Zollies week to see me pinned to the car - he thought it was so funny - lucky for me he reversed my car whilst laughing a great deal. Oh well that has to compete with being shut in the chicken shed a few months ago.

Cheerio Necklaces

We had great fun making cheerio necklaces before breakfast - needless to say they got eaten quite quickly.

All Was Quiet

It is not always good for there to be quiet when Jonny and Rhea are playing - well yesterday it did go a bit quiet - they were playing in the front garden - where was Jonny - pretending to sleep in the rabbit hutch. Rhea had locked him in at his request. Well if he every needs therapy for confined spaces we know where it started!!

Lifes a Beach

It was very exciting at last to get the house in Selsey. We have a bit of a trek to the beach it takes about 40 seconds to walk to the beach. It is lovely to go to sleep listening to the waves. A couple of pictures of the kids playing on the beach. Rhea loves to muck about on her boogie board - she really thinks she is surfing - don't worry I haven't put my wetsuit on don't want to be harpooned as I look like a whale. A big thankyou to Zollie and Csubi for helping to pack and unpack the lorry they were true stars - enjoy your beer boys.

On the Move

At last we completed on the new house in Sussex - so Stewart hired a huge lorry to transport all our furniture from our Isle of Wight house. The kids thought it was great fun and I had a sneaky drive of the lorry too - took me back to my army days.

If You Ever Need a Button

Well, I have this dark secret - on a Sunday morning I like to go to the local car boot to have a mooch about. Well the other week I spotted a huge dustbin bag of buttons - well I couldn't resist them for my scrapbookings stash. I just love buttons one of my earliest memories is digging in my grandma's button box. Well the kids love them and have been covering boxes in them.

Meeting Great Uncle Malcolm

One of my latest things to do is geneology. I have been tracing down my Father's maternal side. My grandmother who died before my parents got married was a McFarlane. Due to circumstances my widowed grandfather did not keep in contact with her side of the family. My Dad is an only child and so is my mum so I have never had any aunts or uncles. My Dad thought he had no living relatives on his mum's side as he had had no contact for 45 years. Well after a lot of investigation I unearthed Great Uncle Malcolm whom Dad and I telephoned - he is 85 year young - well a couple of weeks ago Dad and I drove up to Barnstable to meet him - I was so excited, Dad was a little nervous. Well we all got on like a house on fire. The first picture is GU Malcolm on his wedding day with my Great Grandparents on the left. The second is my dad and I GU Malcolm and his daughter. It was a very exciting day and we heard endless stories about Dads familly.

Odds and Ends

First day of the school holidays we had fun making real pizza dough - the kids loved it.

Jonny has a bit of a thing about wearing Zollie's wellies - good look Jonny.

Asked the kids to bring a couple of loo rolls down - even we don't get thru that many in one day!!

Fun with a Box

Zollie and Jonny had great fun making a helicopter out of some old boxes. Jonny spent ages playing in it - both of them even managed to get in together. Pansy our cat also slept in it every night.

Beached Whale Spotted in Hampshire

Well we did have some nice weather in June so I put up the pool for the kids - Rhea was desperate to go in so we all donned our wetsuits and went for a dip - yup the one on the left is not a beached whale - although difficult to tell the difference. Well can't say we have been in since.

I'm Back

Things have been very hectic and I have got out of the habit of doing my blog - but I am going to make a real effort and get updated. We have been on school holiday now for 3 weeks - feels longer - before we broke up Rhea and Jonny had their sports day (or fun day in Jonny's case) a couple of pics - Rhea even came 2nd in one race - that has to be a record for the Johnstons.