This spring we left Scotland for two weeks to go and visit the family in England and in France. Jenny’s parents are located half-way more or less so it was ideal to stop in Winderton to see everybody and also recharge the batteries before crossing the English Channel. Our poppet A. met “properly” her 6 month younger cousin H. (Suzy and Dean’s daughter) this time – they were both too young to play together in January really.
After a couple of days with Jenny’s family, it was time to head off to France. The car journey went well and the ferry crossing was great fun. Ferries are just like massive service stations and they break up the journey up nicely (if only we could fill up with cheap continental petrol on the ferry…). JP’s family was delighted to see their granddaughter/niece.
We spent a week enjoying the lovely French sunshine, playing with exciting new toys, having cuddles and meeting the family. Great fun.
A. learned and perfected a new trick: standing. And she is very good at it! It sometimes looks as if she is surfing/skating but she keeps getting better. No steps yet but they’ll come soon enough.
We stopped again in Winderton on the way back up. This time H. was being christened. The ceremony was lovely although our poppet decided to spend most of it outside playing with flowers in the sunshine. It was lovely to catch up with the family at the reception. Vicki had also made a superb christening cake, see the photo below. A couple of days later, we also celebrated Jenny’s birthday (yes there were 32 cancles on the cake…).
There are more photos of the holiday in the gallery.
After a few days back home in Scotland, it was time to celebrate somebody else’s birthday… a first birthday this time! Jenny was working that day but JP and A had a lot of fun lighting up the candle and eating the birthday cake. We also had a party with some friends the following Saturday so lucky A. had 2 birthday cakes.
That’s it for now. There will be more when we find some time.