So on Monday, my baby girl turned 3 years old. Excuse me, whilst I go sob in the corner!!
She had a little tea party at the in-laws on Sunday – we had lush weather and were able to stay out in the garden all afternoon! My folks went over for it too, so it was a lovely family afternoon for her, with much cake (although, whilst the one I made her looked rather good, unfortunately it’s taste wasn’t so good! Luckily the muffins were much more of a success!) and nibbly bits!
Then on Monday, we went to Saltburn for the day. Where the weather was cold, windy and overcast. Joy! But Sophia had fun, and that’s what the day was about! She got many a present from the husband’s rather large family as well as a few bits&bobs from us, along with a Disney Princess scooter (now her pride and joy!).
In Saltburn, we also managed to catch a bit of filming going on – new British film “Electricity” was being filmed on the beach and promenade! The front was simply being dressed, but we also managed to see Agyness Deyn filming on the beach too (see below!)! Christian Cooke and Lenora Crichlow are also apparently starring in the film too, but we didn’t see them! Quite exciting though, and unexpected!
So, it’s been a while since I last blogged, which is exactly what I thought would happen. Blogging regularly is probably never going to happen, but here’s a quick check in since the last one.
We had a weeks break from work at the end of April, for child care reasons as family were going on holiday – the perks and pitfalls of using grandparents for child care! At the last minute, we decided to rent a car and take ourselves off to Scarborough for a couple of days – the weather was pleasant, and we had a rather good time – building sandcastles and visiting my husbands family.
We also had a nice day at Beamish Open Air Museum, visiting ye olde shops, fairgrounds and farm attractions – a must if you ever visit the North East of England, a really fun family day out!
Since then, I’ve won an iPad mini (through a competition run by our local shopping centre), turned 29yrs of age, and hurt my back yet again. It’s been a varied few weeks.
A couple of pictures below – the first is Sophia at Scarborough’s North Bay, and the second is the two of us in the old town at Beamish.
The hubby let me experiment with the new camera earlier (cue mucho excitement!). These are my 2 favourite shots, out of about 40 that I took!
The token photo of our cat Ralph!
The hubby with Sophia (and Eeyore!)… I love the look on her face here!
So, yesterday a rare thing happened. I had a whole afternoon to myself! The husband was working, and my mother-in-law had taken Sophia to see a dance production by a local group, so I had the rare opportunity of a few hours peace!
I took this opportunity to get some housework done in peace (boring yes, but unfortunately a necessary evil!), and also do some baking!
My lovely friend Karen got me the Green & Black Chocolate cookbook for my birthday last year, and as usual with any recipe book, it wasn’t used much. So with the free time, I finally put it to good use! I made some chocolate scones, and a chocolate and banana bread loaf. Both turned out well (surprisingly!), and are quite a tasty treat this weekend!
Other than that, this weekend functioned as normal. Food shopping got done, with our customary visit to the Sainsbury’s cafe (Pictured with Sophia!). A rather nice weekend, before the long week ahead at work! Five more days though, and we’re off for a week! Excited!
So here goes. One last final attempt at some sort of blog thing. Yes, I know I’ve tried many times before and failed, but I am really going to work on this one. Even if it is just a blog every couple of weeks!
My aim is for this to eventually be a photography blog… I’m getting a beautiful Fujifilm Finepix S4500 for my birthday (in 3 weeks!) which I aim to use to indulge myself in my photography interest. I’m not pretending they’ll be any good, and will most likely just feature either my daughter or cat (Ralph… He’s mad!), but I’ll be giving it a good go!
Until then though, this will just be a general blog. I hope.