Saturday, 6 July 2013

Summer Fun and Crazy Juice



Yesterday I went to see two of my grandchildren take part in a carnival. There were about 1000 children gathered on the green, plus families.



I loved it. There was a wonderful atmosphere and the children were brilliant.



We walked with them along the procession route which took them through old Harwich and along the Quayside and back to the green.





There were drums and singing and the kids were so enthusiastic – it was lovely.




And their school won the prize for best performance.














Even Queen Victoria turned up.



Fizz had her second lot of vaccinations in the morning. I think they vaccinated her with Crazy Juice. Midnight last night she was still jumping about all over me – turning the bedside light on and off, knocking things over, beating me up…

And she woke me up at 6 this morning, face in my face, purring like mad. Time for breakfast!

I found her in Isabel’s doll’s house the other day rearranging the furniture after I’d taken a balloon away from her. I'd heard her banging about on the landing and when I eventually went to investigate she was battering a balloon up and down. 

How did she manage not to puncture it?!


Oh and I found a feather for her. I’ve never known a cat that didn’t like to play with a feather. She ran away from it. I’m hoping this is a good sign!







24 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures... I like the idea of umbrellas handy if it had rained but also good for shading the children too.

    Love the cat in the dolls house :-)

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    1. Yes, it would have been quite handy if it had rained :-)

      I'm thinking of getting Fizz her own door key ;-) x

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  2. It's all going on in Harwich, isn't it? I love days like this. It was great that the sun shone and that the children (young and old-er) had such a fun-time.
    I have a question, Teresa. Why is the door in Isabel's doll's house on the first floor? Is it up there to confuse poor Fizz? xx

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    1. The bottom of the doll's house has a door too - it's a basement extension! Honestly these dolls don't know they're born these days :-) x

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  3. Fizz in the dolls' house is just the cutest thing I've seen all week (although my friend's new Lab puppy comes a very close second!) Oh, the carnival looks such fun!

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    1. Oh my goodness, a Lab puppy... I do LOVE Lab puppies :-) x

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  4. What a fabulous day with your grandchildren. I had all 3 of mine today with a paddling pool and water pistols!

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    1. Sounds like great fun, Wendy :-) x

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  5. I'm glad kids still dress up for carnivals.

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    1. I wish I'd dressed up too, Patsy :-) x

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  6. These are lovely pictures, Teresa, with such a warm, happy atmosphere. I loved carnivals when I was a child.
    We absolutely love Fizz in the doll's house, especially the thought of her rearranging the furniture!xx

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    1. She got into a princess castle last night, Joanna - I think she has a high opinion of herself :-) x

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  7. you've really captured the fun and atmosphere with those photos Teresa. I read your 'take a walk' in the W.N. the other day, it was good. The cat in the house looks like something from Alice in wonderland.

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    1. Thank you :-) You always say the nicest things :-) x

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  8. Lovely photos and lovely weather, too. Caroline x

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    1. We were so lucky with the weather! A week earlier and they'd have been drenched and frozen :-) x

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  9. That looks like a fun day out and glad to see the children protected from the sun with those lovely parasols.

    Fizz looks the picture of innocence. I'm sure you're telling 'tails'.

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    1. She's very good at looking innocent, Maggie! Meanwhile I resemble a tea bag - full of perforations :-) x

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  10. Hi Teresa,

    Those are lovely pictures. I reckon you are one proud grandmother. Although, I cannot get my head around you being a grandmother :)

    Sunny days,

    Gary :) x

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  11. Thank you, Gary - I am very proud, but there are times when I can't get my head round being a granny too. I'm still 18 in my head :-) x

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  12. How you've captured the carnival atmosphere, Teresa, brilliant. Wonderful photos.

    Ah that Fizz - sounds like she was EXTREMELY well named eh? :o) xx

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  13. Gorgeous post, Teresa - and gorgeous photos. Aw, bless Fizz in the doll's house :0)

    xx

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    1. She's taken over a cardboard box as her house now she's getting a bit big for the doll's house :-) x

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