Tuesday, 31 May 2011

May...Where Did You Go?

Well, May has been a very busy, but enjoyable month. We've been settling into our new home, Tony's had some time off work, I've had my 32nd birthday, some happy mail from my friend in Canada and the kids have been poorly. It's been crazy, but mostly fun.

I was kindly given some money for my birthday from some of my family, so I put it to good use and bought a Family National Trust Membership Card for us all. We've already had our moneys worth out of it and we've only had it for three and a half weeks.

Beningbrough Hall
Leon on a swing at Beningbrough Hall

It's either this, or the naughty step. The stocks Aldborough.

Newby Hall 08/05/11
Newby Hall

Newby Hall 08/05/11
Newby Hall has the nicest gardens, but isn't a National Trust site.

Happy Mail From Canada
A surprise birthday card and gift from my friend in Canada

So that's May in a nut shell. There are more photos on Flickr, for those of you that like all the pics, like I do. If you do go over to Flickr, you'll also see I've been busy with a couple of ReStyle projects that I haven't blogged yet. I'll hopefully get round to that this week.

I'll try not to leave it so long till the next time! : )


Monday, 2 May 2011

We're In...

 but out most of the time because the weather has been absolutely spectacular over the past couple of weeks. Two bank holiday weekends in a row with super weather are something to behold! So we've been having a bbq here and there, going for walks and exploring our new town and surrounding villages. There are some lovely walks to go on, especially near the river and canal.

Leon took his first couple of steps without holding on to anything this weekend. : )

The River Ure


Windswept Dylan

The canal

Leon eating his crisps
Tony and Dylan miles ahead

 The house move itself went fairly well. We had a few problems on the day though, the van we hired broke down. Thankfully our friends had a relative with a pick-up truck we could borrow, so all was well in the end.  Thank you Simon and Emma, you  saved the day! Most of the unpacking is done, it's just my craft area that needs sorting now. I'll be back soon with some more pics (i forgot to take my camera when we went for a walk into town). There's a beautiful little green grocers shop in the town centre. I'm so happy we moved here, I feel like I'm on holiday at the moment.

See you soon!