Leigh asked Ben if he wanted a puppy this morning and he said: “Yes. A brown one. With a head. And a tail. And googly eyes. And a smiley face. And a car!” We think he might have been talking about Slinky Dog rather than a real puppy!Continue reading "A Puppy"
Saturday, 6th April 2013 After the mid-week expense and long drive to Windsor today we took a more relaxed view of what we wanted to do. It was already starting to be a great weekend as the weather was sunny and the kids wanted to go to the beach. To save daddy a drive in …Continue reading "Lazing on a sunny afternoon…NOT!"
Friday, 21st June 2013 One of the advantages to having a car now is that when Markie picks up Leigh, Ben and Elliott from nursery on a Friday, and the weather is good, he can take the magical mystery back route to Morecambe. This is a pretty clear run (about twenty minutes) to the seaside. …Continue reading "Seaside Frolics"
Tuesday, 2nd April – Thursday, 4th April We took a short break over Easter and had a few days holiday at the MacDonald Douglas resorts in Aviemore. The drive from Lancaster to Aviemore is a long one, but also a really beautiful drive through the heartland of Scotland. We left early in the morning so …Continue reading "Aviemore Awaits"
Sunday, 10th March 2013 Today is Mother’s Day in the United Knigdom when all good children who still have maternal relatives present flowers or some such and do their diligence. Personally we love it, maybe because we are lucky and have great mothers, all of them, great grandmothers/nanas, all of them, and a great-nan who …Continue reading "Hopi Mother’s Day"
Thursday 28th February – Friday 1st March The last two days have seen an interesting change in the Keating household. Just a small change however. Leigh had to be at work and Grandma was away so daddy got to take some time away from the office to spend with his boys. There was some small …Continue reading "Who’s The Boss"
Today Ben started his first conversation with us in the car on the way home from nursery without us asking about his day, he initiated it about Spanish. This is all because Ben has started Spanish Lessons at nursery…okay scroll back and start again. Last year the nursery brought a Spanish teacher in to teach …Continue reading "Good Day Fire Kitty"
The kids had a massive break over Christmas but Leigh and I had to continue working so we shared the duties of looking after the children between us with the always grateful help of Grandma Linda. On the Thursday I decided to take them both to Blackpool so we could go into the Aquarium and …Continue reading "Blackpool 3rd January"
Apsley, Harpenden, Berkhampstead As mentioned previously we traveled to Apsley on the 26th December so that we could spend a few days in the South East, specifically Hertfordshire, visiting people for Xmas and New Year. While we were there we managed to spend time with Ricky, Malcolm, Rebecca, John, Richard, Norma and Jane some of …Continue reading "Xmas Visiting 26-28th December"
I saw two kids unwrapping gifts, On Christmas Day, On Christmas Day, I saw two kids unwrapping gifts, On Christmas Day in the morning. So with customary randomness* I would like to go out of sequence on the recent travel reporting and share some of Christmas Day with the world. The real reason for doing …Continue reading "Christmas Day 2012"