Sunday, August 26, 2012

Summer Holidays 2012

I’ve been very remiss recently with blogging. That’s more to do with Sharon being away and juggling with looking after the kids and work. Anyway, after Sharon’s recent employment in sunnier climes, we went away on our holiday to France. We went to La Croix Du Vieux Pont situated about an hour and a half from Paris.
The site was perfectly set out with 3 large lakes, indoor and outdoor pools and onsite restaurants. The countryside surrounding the site was rolling hills a bit like Fermanagh. We were able to take advantage of some brilliant days out including visiting the breathtaking castle at Chateaux De Pierrefonds and pony trekking around Berny Riviere.
Here are some pictures….
We were blessed with good weather for our 10 days away. The temperature was mostly in the 30’s. One thing we didn’t take advantage of was the closeness of Disneyland. Lucy was too young to make that possible this time round. Perhaps another time…

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Springtime 2012

I know I’ve been quiet of late on the blog front……it’s mostly down to returning to work in January (no manpower, more work etc etc), sickness (kids sharing viruses and chickenpox) and preparing Sharon for detachment. Never mind….all is settling down now so back to updates on the rascals.
We went to Emily’s parents evening and, no surprise, she’s doing well. Well mannered yet shy and her reading is great. That's not surprising either considering the amount of stories we read! Her art is fantastic…she loves colours but is a bit of a perfectionist…which has lead to a couple of frustrated tears at times…bless.
Hannah has recovered from a horrible dose of chickenpox and a particularly nasty virus she still hasn’t fully shifted. Nevertheless she’s still a chirpy cheeky chappess full of love.
Lucy’s walking! Heaven help us! She has come on so much in the last month. She isn’t a baby anymore. In someways, it’s a shame as I’ve missed all of her first year and I’m left with this strong willed, loving and giggling kid! She has recovered from chickenpox now as well.
I know I’m going to be missing a chunk of occasions out since the last blog, but I’ve got to restart somewhere. I’ll revisit where I can because we’ve had awesome trips to Wales, Ireland, the North…..and had some wonderful times with friends and family. It would be a shame not to share them…
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