Monday, 24 July 2017

Adventurous Visitors

I can not believe that we managed to cram so much into a week, but we did and had an amazing time.  The weather has been the best  it has been since arriving to live on this Island which was perfect for exploring and looking for pirates treasure.  We had a wonderful time investigating the beaches and coves in search of bounty.  The Island worked its magic and Victoria and the boys fell in love, just like we did.  It was a joy to see them as they arrived tired from their journey but they had a wonderful time searching out their new rooms, beds and toys.  They have both grown so much and Hector talks so well.






Our first trip was to the lighthouse, standing on top of the world and waving across the miles to America.  I was thankful Hector fell asleep so we didn't have the worry, he is like a whippet and moves so fast not the ideal place for him.






 
We had a ball exploring the castle and grounds, the museum although small was a delight to stroll around and suitable for children.  They had fun with the dressing up clothes, sadly the camera had run out of batteries so not a lot was recorded but I do have lots of lovely memories.
 


A stroll around the harbour was wonderful and had the added bonus of seeing several seals swimming around, much to Wilbur's delight.



Grandad had lots of tales to tell, tall ones I am sure.





 
There was an amazing film which you were immersed into and taken through the seasons of the year on the Island, it was quite extraordinary.  We were on the look out for Granny's cottage but we didn't see it.
 


 
 

 
We had a great time making up a castle and re-enacting some of the scenes from bygone times with knights in shining armour and Granny the damsel in distress.
 
They were Farmers of the sea, not sure what that is maybe a fisherman?
 

 
Treasure hunters...
 

Fossil hunters...

 
Hungry boys...
 
 
It was a joy to spend quality time with them and immerse myself in their imaginative play.
 


 
 
Long may the memories of this wonderful week last.  I will take you on some of our trips in my next post.
 
A very warm welcome to new followers, I hope you enjoy my little adventures through life.  A big thank you for all your comments and support.  Our little cottage looks like a tornado has hit so it will take awhile catching up with the washing and cleaning but I will visit and catch up with you all as soon as I can.  In the meantime, a woolly picture to finish, have a wonderful day.
 
 
See you soon.
 

































29 comments:

  1. Quality time with the family ! With a lot of fun and memories to cherish !
    Have a nice week !
    Hug
    Anna

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  2. Beautiful daughter and grandsons! What a glorious week you all enjoyed. So glad that the weather cooperated, too.

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  3. I am so glad you had such a wonderful week with your daughter and grandchildren. Precious memories for all of you! x

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  4. I am so glad that the weather played nice for you while you had your visitors.
    How I would love to live somewhere where Ruby and Marlowe could visit for such adventures-x-

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  5. That is so nice I am glad you had some precious family time.

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  6. Isn't it wonderful when family comes to visit!!! Looks like wonderful weather, summer at last. Hard being so far away from those we love. Don't wear yourself out cleaning up.

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  7. Looks like a wonderful visit, the beach and rock pools are beautiful, good quality time with family - perfect xx

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  8. I absolutely love your photos, I feel as though I shared this experience with you! How beautiful! Looks like a fantastic time!

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  9. Look at them! They've grown so much. Hardly any baby there anymore. I'm so glad you had a nice time on their visit. You are such wonderful grandparents, so hands-on with all of them.

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  10. What a fabulous location wish I was there x

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  11. How wonderful that you had such a great time with your family. Those two little boys will be laying down memories of their visit for the future and looking forward to more visits:)

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  12. What wonderful times you enjoyed with your precious family. The grands are having a ball! I'm so happy the weather was nice so you could enjoy the outdoors! ♥

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  13. Memories abound! What precious ones you have shared .... :-)

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  14. Oh my goodness the boys have grown! Your time together sounds and looks so wonderful. Island life suits you well. I can feel your joy in having your family there with you through your words.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  15. What wonderful memories you've created during the past week. I can imagine your heart is full of emotion. What sweet little boys you have. They will have returned home knowing they are so loved by you both.

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  16. I'm so happy for you and your husband that your daughter brought the boys over for a visit. I'm sure you treasured each and every moment with them. I'm glad the weather cooperated for you all so you could have fun on the beach and paddle in the water. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  17. What a great time you and Gerard had with your daughter and grandsons.

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  18. Wonderful!!!!!!
    So happy for you!!!
    Love your pictures too. : )

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  19. Yes, you certainly did have a wonderful week and to think the weather cooperated too! The boys have grown, especially Hector. Now you have to resign yourself to memories and also getting the house sorted.
    Have a good week!!

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  20. Thank goodness the weather was at its best for your visitors, you certainly had a wonderful time.

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  21. What a wonderful time and some fantastic memories of those great adventures!

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  22. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful time you've all had. Not only can I see it in all your lovely photos but it shines through in the way you write about the time you've just spent with your family. The boys have definitely grown. I'm glad the weather was fine so that you could all get out and about and do lots of exploring. I'm sure all the memories you made will last now until you get some more visitors to make more treasured memories with.

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  23. I'm so glad your daughter and grandsons were able to visit. That is such a beautiful place to live. I still get goosebumps when you post pictures of the ocean and the rocks, and the ships...it is all breathtaking! I remember our house looking like a tornado had hit after a visit from all the grandchildren. I miss those days though.

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  24. Always wonderful to spend quality time with family members. Your grand kids have grown so much and they are so cute. Love the lovely photos. Have a fabulous day!

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  25. Your daughter and grandsons certainly had a great time in this gorgeous piece of world ! It looks really very beautiful, the ideal place for holidays (if the weather would always be so nice !)
    You were really lucky !

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  26. so happy that you had them for a week! how is your husband doing? I think of him often and his treatment plan. Anyways loved seeing your family all together having fun.

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  27. i really likes your blog and You have shared the whole concept really well. and Very beautifully soulful read! thanks for sharing.
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  28. So happy you have time with those darling little boys. They grow up so quickly.

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