Sunday, 6 August 2017

A Busy Week

We took my two granddaughters-from-away home yesterday and as always I felt sad to drop them off. The week passed so quickly.

At 7 and 9, they’re a bit past buckets and spades and just wanted to play in the sea. As with the week before, the water was rough and I was worried, but they enjoyed it. Swimming in the pool was much less nerve racking and they had a lot of fun in there.

I took them to Jimmy’s Farm (somewhere I’ve been reluctant to visit as it’s a working farm and farms make me sad for obvious reasons). My other grandchildren have told me it’s good and they were right. The girls had a great time. There was plenty to do as well as being able to feed some of the animals.



Bouncy Pillow

Den Building





We decided to try Walton Pier for a change from Clacton Pier. It’s more geared to younger children, but they had fun on several rides (as did I), had a walk along the pier and played in the arcade.




They spent Friday evening at my daughter’s house with all their cousins while I went to see one of my daughters in law playing Queenie in Blackadder. The drama group did three episodes of Blackadder II and it was brilliant.

The house feels very quiet today with just one granddaughter and one sleepy dog.




14 comments:

  1. It looks like they had a great time! We just had a family barbecue and now it's just me, my partner and my eldest daughter here, and I agree it feels very quiet here too. Enjoy it, because it won't last!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We were saying that the other day, they're growing up fast and will soon be off with their friends in the holidays.

      Delete
  2. What a great time you've had, Teresa - I'm sure they'll treasure these memories.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so glad they were here last week, Rosemary - this week so far has been a complete washout. If we have much more rain I'll have to change the car for a rowing boat!

      Delete
  3. Sounds and looks like a fun week Teresa. Enjoy the quiet, I am sure it will not last too long! My middle daughter is moving house next week and her two little ones have spent a lot of time with me. It has been lovely but tiring. I am dog sitting next week for Tommy, my eldest daughter's Boston Terrier/French Bulldog puppy. I am sure there will be tales to tell! Oh and good to hear those familiar names, Clacton and Walton Pier, brings back happy memories of my childhood! X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Last week was very different - not such a happy week for various reasons. From today we have our usual four and they all have different ideas about what they want to do :-) Tommy sounds lovely, enjoy dog sitting xx

      Delete
  4. Looks like you've all had fun, and going on the pier seems to be great fun.

    You won't have time to get bored. ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is true, Carol - never bored :-)

      Delete
  5. Another lovely post and more fab photos Teresa. Thank you for sharing your lovely times with your grandchildren :-) xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for reading my waffles, Sue :-) xx

      Delete
    2. Anything but waffles Teresa. Memories :-) xx

      Delete
  6. Wonderful to have the chance to spend time with all that energy and optimism!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just wish I could borrow some of that energy!

      Delete