This week we had some very special visitors -- the cousins! I should actually state that it was the English variety and not our much missed New Zealand cousins. My mother and Rob brought them down to spend part of the week with us and to do all the things you do at an English seaside town. You know, shelter from the brisk wind blowing from the sea...eat sandwiches..dodge the seagulls..get lost in the vast crowd of tourists with their 'Kiss me quick' hats! No - we did have fun and yes there was much frolicking to be had by young and old. It was lovely to see the cousins together again. I am the eldest (and only girl) and have 3 younger brothers and it is my middle brother William who has the other grandchildren. They have the whitest hair and are 4, 6 and 8 years old. We stopped all painting and instead enjoyed McDonald's, the beach, open topped bus rides, and the funfair at night! Though I think the biggest hit by far was little Posy who endured being brushed every couple of minutes and her vintage mouse stuffed under her nose at all times!
The painting is s l o w l y coming along. We (or should I say I!!) am having to do 2 coats and we have the diningroom, hall, kitchen, Tom's room,and landing still to do but the children are going to go and stay with Mum and Rob on Tuesday so Anth and I can crack on with it then...that is after we have done a bit of shopping in Shaftesbury where there is a shop who sells a little Green Gate, Ikea, and an overnight stay in Bath (whoo hoo!) where my brother Steven lives with his lovely lady Annie. There is, in Bath, a shop called Susannah's which is out of this world..vintage floral heaven (very seriously pricey though) which is good for inspiration and hopefully photos - if nothing else! Thank you for all your comments - I do so love reading them and am grateful that you take the time to read my blog. I have been so bad about reading all my friends' blogs these last few weeks, but hey, the holidays will be over soon and it will be back to school and then on to CHRISTMAS! I must admit my thoughts have already been dwelling on cards, presents..but more about that later!
I will leave you with some pictures of the 6 grandchildren on our frolicks.