Our trip away started with a bad weather forecast, so we changed our plans and rearranged the ferry to avoid the worst of it. The ferry over was choppy and I must admit to been relieved to see the shoreline of Ullapool.
The drive down through Scotland was uneventful but slow due to the freezing conditions. It was certainly worth it to see my dear parents, they are doing well. They have made the decision not to move up with us, they have made new routines and the family visit and help regularly so all is well with them. It was a joy to spend some quality time and enjoy their company. We had lots of fun trips out, Mums favourite is the Garden Centre at Woodthorpe which we love to admire the wonderful Christmas decor displays.
Next stop Ampthill to visit Amie and her little family. How those children have grown, we had so much fun with them. Bertie loves to play with his Lego and Honey still loves ballet.
Soft play is still a big hit which was included in our trip to visit Santa. Honey is a joy to watch clambering after her big brother trying to keep up with him. All credit to Bertie he is mindful of her and gives her a helping hand.
Not too big for cuddles...and both still keen to show their crafting abilities.
How cute is Honey all dressed for the cold.
Amie is an amazing cook and a great hostess so it was a joy to enjoy all her goodies that she had prepared for us. They went off to Disneyland for Christmas whilst Gerard and I drove over to Norwich to meet up with our eldest daughter and her little family. Once again we were spoilt and had some amazing food, cooked with love. The boys have grown, Wilbur more so.
Then it was off to Harwich for the ferry over to Holland and our stay at Efteling, which I will share in another post.
I have made a start on catching up with you all but still trying to get back into some normality here. The laundry has now been done but we are still struggling to find homes for the generous amount of Christmas gifts and craft resources. Mum is no longer able to knit so gifted me a large amount of wool she had stashed. I have lots of great plans for future projects.
As always I thank you for your visit and your comments.
See you soon.