Hello there! Many "Thanks" for your comments on my previous post. It's what I like the most about blogging - the interaction. Well, half term has been and gone - wasn't the weather glorious for most part anyways! Anyhow, I have a number of posts to write up about the things that we got up to.
On the Friday after KP finished school we jumped into the car with the dogs and our luggage and set off for Grandads house in the Cotswolds. The above is a woodpecker from a bird table in the garden.
This is the home of the OH's dad and his wife. They moved in six years ago. The house was originally just the bit with the french doors and the previous owners had tacked on the bit to the right. With planning permission in place the rest of the house was built.
The garden has a swing. By the look on George's face - he didn't like it, but KP loved it!
The new extension.
From the front.
Let's take a peek around the garden.
Archie, Grandads dog. We had a fab time here although our stay was very short, just an overnight visit on our way to Devon. The OH didn't enjoy the stay as much though as he was struck down by a virus - whilst we ate he was upstairs being sick! He's usually never ill but he did look rough.
Grandad helps to look after some chickens and geese for a friend and KP went and assisted.
Only the one egg!
On Saturday morning we took a walk around the village and visited the Church where Grandad is the Church Warden.
We took the dogs with us. It was surprising how well all three dogs got on. I had visions of our two misbehaving and doing some damage to the house but they didn't.
We walked along the River Coln.
The village is small - it only has 40 houses but look at their sheer magnificence.
George and his ball. He loves to play fetch.
One minute she was a cute girl who listened to what her parents had to say now she has her nose glued to her mobile phone.
Grandads house through the trees.
A few of the houses in the village.
After our walk we decided on a trip to Bibury. The OH stayed at home as he really wasn't well.
En route I saw this Church and asked the OH's dad to stop so that I could take a photo. I think that he thought I was a bit mad!
We arrive in Bibury.
And enjoy an ice-cream. KP didn't have two - one of them is mine!
We walked around the Church and saw the gargoyles.
We went inside and admired the stained glass windows.
We carried on our walk into this hotel's grounds, even though a sign on the gate told us not to!
We completed a circular route and came back to Arlington Row.
We came back to find the OH asleep on the sun lounger in the garden, still looking out of sorts. I saw that the woodpecker was back and got my long lens out.
After a late lunch we set off for Devon. A great start to Half Term.
Until next time,