Saturday, 15 January 2011

Catch Up

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

It's been a while since I posted. Lots been going on though, including of course, the above mentioned celebrations.  Lots of flu-type lurgy here though and we were all under the weather at some point during December. All better now though and set for the New Year.

Just before the bad weather and the lurgy struck the girls had their bessie mates round for tea and a fun time was had by all.
We had a walk round the park and the tale of the "Terrible Trumpeter" of Memorial Park was born.  There's an old bandstand that is all overgrown and the path that runs past it is a bit spooky. A spooky path just has to have a ghost story and so it began.... and got elaborated on all the way along the path.  The gist of it is that the trumpeter got hold of an enchanted trumpet that took him over so that when the band finished playing he carried on playing until midnight on a full moon.  When the sun rose he had disappeared and all that was left was the trumpet, innocently awaiting its next victim. On a full moon the sounds of his amazing playing can be heard at midnight until dawn when it fades away....

Well the girls were enthralled and lapping it up.  A man suddenly appeared round a corner and you should have heard the shrieks!! Poor chap didn't know what to do with himself! He was only walking his dog....

Baby O finally arrived on Bonfire Night and is doing well.
All together now.... aaaahhhhh! Aren't they lovely when they are so little.

Then the cold weather came.  It's lovely when you can sit inside and look at it but a bit of a nightmare when you are trying to get on with normal life.
 Off to the park for a snowball fight.

Christmas came and everyone stopped by on Boxing Day. The kids had a whale of a time as they rightly should too! Loving the Batman costume!
Little O fascinated by the Christmas fairy lights.
After all the excesses and lurgy that was part and parcel of this year's seasonal celebrations we all felt well enough to venture up Pendle Hill to blow away the cobwebs.

The snow is all gone now and it's the usual rainy and miserable weather.  Bit frustrating as it's just too wet to do much of anything at all at the moment.  Here's to some brighter weather soon so that we can get out some more.

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