Sunday, 22 September 2019


Summer was busy! 

Ballet Girl had a birthday! She spent the day at Duxford where she had a tour of a Lancaster amongst other things. She loves planes!

Ballet Girl continued her Lord Lieutenant Cadet duties.

Mummy took a most important break to see her most favourite Take That (she may have queued for 16 hours. Ahem.)

Papa was a little awesome and queued with her.

Pic nics with Papa

Ballet Girl spent a week on the Firth of Forth

Forest School fun for Sunbaby

Outside play

A party to attend

Inside play

Mummy and Papa had big birthdays this year so we had a Hygge Party in the garden!

My Aunt and Uncle surprised me from Australia!

And my brother surprised me from USA!

Monkey Girl had a Vintage Tea Party for her birthday!

The Boy passed his Green Belt Grading in Tae Kwondo at the beginning of Summer and at the end he passed his Blue Tag Grading!

Ballet Girl finished her Silver Duke of Edinburgh.

Cadet nights

The lake season was well underway.

Waterborne qualifications

Ballet Girl won the District Senior Girls Yole!

And then she won the Area Senior Girls Yole and made it through to represent Eastern Area at Nationals!

Where she won Bronze! So proud!!

And Panda Girl made it through to Nationals too, in the Double Kayak where she won Bronze in the Time Trail and Bronze in the Sprint! An amazing day for my girls on the Thames at the Royal Victoria Docks! I am so proud of you, girls!

One proud little brother!

My beloved Aunt and Uncle went home to Australia

Papa had a birthday!

Time with friends

Panda Girl started guitar lessons! Watch this space!

Pond dipping

This one still loves her bugs and mini beasts

Learning about shapes

Cooking with Papa

Learning about unexploded WW2 bombs with English Heritage

Baby gym

Minibeast Safari

Loki by Monkey Girl :)

A date night with this handsome man.

Sunbaby loves her books

Decorating cupckaes

A walk to the wetlands

Blackberry picking

Rabbitpet is much loved

Meeting animals in the library

Monkey Girl earned a Distinction in her Grade 7 Royal Academy ballet exam.
Making a rain drop

More pond dipping

Train trips

Rabbit love

A Pixie Door Trail

A cricket morning for The Boy while his baby sister toddlered around.

These two :)

Learning to polish her boots like her big sister :) :) :) Cuteness.

Meeting barn owls

A bicarb and vinegar volcano

A unit fundraiser from dawn until dusk. A beautiful and exhausting 13 hour day on the lake to raise funds for their cadet unit.

Hubby and all three of my teenagers went to Royal Marines Cadet Camp this year

...where Ballet Girl won Best in Troop, JCC

Five of my family paraded at the Cenotpah at Whitehall at the Biennial Naval Parade in honour of those lost at sea.

And that's that! Goodbye Summer!

A back to school slice of cake afternoon with my five :)

Lets do this, guys!