Tuesday, 30 March 2010

just pics of our days.

I don't know why but this boy loves to climb on the table and lie down to draw.
Of course on a rainy day what better thing to do than make stuff.

And draw.

And have fun.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Worrying comments?

I was reading some of my favourite blogs and just had a little look on mine as I noticed there was a comment made by a blogger who didn't speak English and when I translated it I began to feel a bit uneasy about our life and pictures being out there on the net for basically anyone to see. The comment wasn't really awful or anything but talked about children going missing and I wondered why someone thought this was a relevant thing to post on my blog!
Anyway, I'm going to have a little time to think about things and see how I feel. I love doing our blog and sharing our life with other like minded families but it has made me cautious.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Whalley Abbey

The ruins of Whalley Abbey nr Clitheroe.

We found a nest hidden away in a quiet corner of the Abbey ruins. We didn't want to scare away the parents so quickly took these pictures and as we left we saw a beautiful white dove fly on to the nest, back to her babies.

Charlie was so thrilled to have a black fleece jacket just like daddy :)

Saturday, 20 March 2010

This boy loves cars.

We went to the Eureka Museum in Halifax and spent most of our visit in the garage/car repair section as Charlie's love of the moment is cars! We have been to the museum before and seemed to spend much of the visit doing the same things and after maybe an hour Charlie gets all upset and bewildered as there are always loads of school children running around like crazy and making lots of noise (I suppose the children act like this as there not used to being out and about in such large groups and its that theory of being let loose instead of being sat behind a desk!). Anyway, it always ends up in tears, so as much as Charlie enjoys certain parts of the museum we have decided to wait a while before we visit again.

A mechanics work is never done :)

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Clitheroe Castle

A picture taken from the top of Clitheroe Castle.

Photo's from the weekend.

We had a really nice day out at the very tiny but intersesting Clitheroe Castle.


Can anyone help...I dont know if I've done something I shouldnt have to the settings on my blog but basically when I try to put a photo on, it will upload the pic but displays a great long code instead of the photo??? Oh dear :(

Monday, 8 March 2010

Another beautiful photo...

A HDR photo taken by the very talented warren :). I wish I'd called this blog Charlie and Us really as it is about our family life but I'm not sure how to change the title without starting all over again. Anyway, I don't think the title matters, its the contents that are whats important.


Well ok, so what have we been up to this last week. We've been on trains to visit museums and cities, we've walked in parks and nature reserves, we've celebrated birthdays (lots!) and just generally been busy and not so busy being a family. The only problem I have now is that I'm completely and utterly exhausted, I wish I had energy and that kind of spring in my step but alas, I dont know weather its to do with my ME which is only mild but definately still there never the less, but I need to rest and SLEEP more! Oh and charlie has a sinus infection that just so happens to get really bad at night and therefore keeps us all awake as he cries with headache and sinus pain, poor little fella.
My 2 handsome boys :)

Doing what this boy does best.....smiling :)

My youngest daughter turned 16 this weekend and so we did what most 16 year old girls love to do......went shopping (ok, Lu had a fab time and I had a fab time watching Lu enjoy herself!). We then had a gorgeous Italian meal at a super posh resteraunt in the city centre, the food was divine and Lu thought the waiters were too lol :). Happy 16th my not so baby girl :) x

Monday, 1 March 2010

Warren's photo's

Just a few beautiful photo's warren took on a visit to a tropical park on sunday.

Happiness is......

Celebrating Jake's 19th birthday. This photo gets to me every time....just look at that smile :)
This is what happens to our babies....they grow up into these gorgeous folk!!

Me and some of my children :)