That's the trouble with school holidays, you get all behind. Well enough of my big bum, what have I been up to since my last post?
Tuesday my youngest son had a beach football tournament in Brighton. My husband got up early and took him there for 9am, I just did the bacon sarnies as I had to stay behind and wait for two teenage boys to awaken! He had a great time playing in the sand, it was a great venue and we might think of it for his birthday as something different to do.
On Wednesday we had a massive family trip to Portsmouth harbour. My husband, his brother, their uncle Fred and four boy cousins went on a harbour tour whilst his mum and auntie went up the Spinnaker Tower (shudder). I was left with my sister-in-law and my two beautiful nieces so what could we do? Only one thing to do really, go shopping! Gunwharf Quays is a great place to shop once or twice a year. I bought some supplies in L'Occitaine, got reupholstered in Wonderbra and bought a very Margo top in Gap. After all this I needed some refreshment and as the queue in Nerd was just too long and too slow I decided to try something different:
On Thursday I went to Surrey to meet my best friend and we went off to Guildford for a little wander. I didn't buy anything much apart from a £2.50 bookmark and some American snacks for my children but we had a lovely day despite the crazy weather. This picture is of my friend's front lawn:
On Saturday I collected a student from Gatwick airport who is staying with us for a week. He is a young French boy who has stayed with us for the last four years. Usually there is a clash between him and my youngest son but so far so good this time. Maybe he's matured a little, who knows?
On Sunday I went to London with my eldest son and the student. We visited The Cabinet War Rooms, very interesting, no really! We then went to Regent Street so the boys could go to Hamley's. I think they have both finally realised that it really expensive and didn't buy anything, another first!
I didn't take my DSLR on this trip as I couldn't be bothered to carry it so I just took my point and press. After doing a couple of photography courses with Kirsty Wiseman, I have discovered that even my little P&P has adjustable settings! I had a bit of fun faffing about and I'll just leave you with a couple of shots.
Thanks for stopping by, oh and watch this space for a give away.