This week has seen a strange week with regard to the weather with snow predicted. That thankfully never happened but we did have some hard frosts a couple of mornings. The temperatures have certainly dropped making the stove a necessity, although it is one of our favourite joys of the cold season to watch the flickering flames. Rainbows have been in abundance this week, if only there really was a pot of gold at the end some of us would surely be rich. Whilst we are not rich monetary we are rich with the beauty around us.
Our eldest daughter had minor surgery on her wrist this week, so we popped down to Norwich to help with the children. Hector has grown so much and is already pulling himself up, what a dream child he is. He rarely cries and always has a smile on his beautiful little face.
He shuffles around on his bottom when he is on the floor, or scoots around in his walker. His big brother Wilbur also likes to push him around in it amidst squeals of laughter. One of the best sounds in the world to me is children's laughter. Although I have to admit one of the best sights for a tired Mum/Granny is a sleeping child.
We certainly had some fun with Wilbur playing hide and seek around the house. It always makes me smile when a child thinks if they can't see you, you can't see them. He found some great places to hide. We made some cupcakes together and chatted about his birthday which is coming up soon. He is lovely company and a real joy to play with.
Norwich has a lot to offer with some wonderful places to visit but sadly it was a short trip this time worth it because of the quality time spent with the children.
There are a lot of birthdays coming up in the next month or so, consequently I have been busy with making a few tags to add to the collection.
I managed to pick up some pumpkins for 10p each, a bargain that I could not walk past. I cut some down and roasted it in the oven, all ready for soups later.
Believe it or not we have never had pumpkin pie. The times we have been to America at this time of year and yet we have never tried it. In fact this is the first year in about 20 years that we have not been to visit the beautiful state of Florida. Hopefully we will be able to plan a trip soon. Anyway with all the talk of pumpkin pie throughout blogland I thought it prudent to make one. We were not disappointed, it was beautiful. We will definitely be making it again.
Both my husband and I are ex Military, so we will be taking the time to reflect upon our lives and our missing comrades. We will certainly be giving thanks to all those who gave their lives so that we could have a brighter future. Lest we forget.
See you soon.