Thursday, 10 January 2019

Christmas 2018 Part 3

The last leg of our trip away was spent in the North East of England with our youngest daughter and her little family.  We had called in on our way down to drop off gifts and relax awhile before our onward drive so it wasn't a surprise to see how much the girls had grown.


We crammed a lot into the time we were there and were spoilt with good food and treats.  We had a trip to Sunderland to catch the sales and have a wander.  Although the main purpose was to go to the theatre to see Peter Pan.



The girls got lucky with a couple of trinkets bought with some of their Christmas money.  There was some wonderful architecture to admire as it was a City that I have never visited before.  The old Fire station had been turned into a bar/restaurant which looked amazing.  There appeared to be quite a few regeneration projects, it was a joy to see neglected buildings repurposed.



The Peter Pan Pantomime was a delight, the traditional he's behind and you and such made for a fun afternoon.  The girls were such fun to be with and loved every moment.



They loved photo bombing, a trick learnt from Granny when we were messing around with the camera whilst waiting for the show to begin.


The show was worth the wait.


Sisterly love...


A trip to the Cinema at Hartlepool to see Mary Poppins Returns.  We all enjoyed it and what a delight it was to listen to the girls chatting about it afterwards, a joy to see and hear them so animated.

Finally a visit to the Park and beach a must do when new scooters need to be tested out.  Even Granny was allowed a turn.  I must admit to quite enjoying the experience, once I had got the hang of  swivelling my hips.





The park another adventure that Granny enjoys joining in with.






Fun and laughter, games and play dough made for a wonderful visit.  Lots of treasured memories made.



Back to normality...

Mickey is getting back to normal and has earned a good rest after his long trip.


Sweet dreams...

All in all a wonderful Christmas, spent with all the family and making some amazing memories to treasure and keep us going until we see them again.  It is my intention to have some of the photos printed so that I can make a start on a Christmas scrapbook ensuring that we capture the fun.

I have a long list of future projects that I am eager to get started on but for now the duster and vacuum cleaner are calling.  Our little cottage is in need of a good clean from top to bottom and I have some urgent thank you letters to get started on.

See you soon.

31 comments:

  1. What a wonderful trip! I've enjoyed reading your posts and looking at all your lovely photos. I bet Mickey was spoilt rotten too with all the love and attention he must have got! Since I started my blog last year it's wonderful how much more you remember because you can look back and relive those wonderful moments anytime, and even better when you can share them. Best, Jane x

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  2. What a wonderful Christmas you had with all members of your family, nice to be able to spread it all out too so that everyone got lots of attention. I think a Christmas scrapbook sounds wonderful, that's a great way to capture the memories. I think Mickey must be worn out, bless.

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  3. Looks like you had a wonderful catch up!

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  4. Looks like a wonderful time with the grandchildren.

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  5. It's lovely to see you enjoying your grands! Wonderful memories to last during the cold days ahead. ♥

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  6. What a lovely time.We also had a wonderful time with our family.AsYou say such great memories made but we were very tired!!!

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  7. Hartlepool isn't a million miles from where I live (and Tony actually works there) It's another place that has been neglected for too long. The marina used to be amazing and it had a fantastic shopping centre now long gone.

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  8. Always interesting to see what you were doing. These little grandgirlies are so adorable. How fun to see Peter Pan and Mary Poppins Returns.

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  9. Such cute little girls!!!!!!!

    Wow, have never seen those "contraptions"! I'd not want to try to dooooooo them! ,-)

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  10. Love this!
    What wonderful memories!
    Now you can settle in and enjoy some cozy January days in your lovely cottage. : )

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  11. That was very fun time. The two little ones are very cute!

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  12. Christmas with family- Perfect.

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  13. It was fun seeing all three parts of your Christmas. The grandchildren have really grown. You've surely made some good memories and I'm glad to hear that you are going to have some prints made of the pictures. We all need to do more of that. Happy New Year!

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  14. The girls are at a perfect age to be a real joy. So many memories made; great that you are making prints of the pictures. Enjoy the cleaning!

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  15. I've enjoyed reading about your time away over Christmas. You certainly had a lot of fun in the different locations and it must have been a joy being able to spend time with everyone. The theme park looks magical. Making an album will be a good way of remembering some wonderful moments.

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  16. What an amazing trip you made over the holidays, seeing all your kids and grandkids and making fabulous memories with each and every one. You two are prize winning grandparents!!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  17. It all looks like so much fun! The grandchildren are such sweethearts. It will be a wonderful project scrapbooking your holiday memories.

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  18. What a wonderful time you had! Looks like everyone had lots of fun with the grands!

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  19. I'm so glad you were able to see all of your family and spend quality time with them!

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  20. What a wonderful Christmas you spent with your love ones. Lovely grandkids. I think I have forgotten how to ride a bicycle. Wonderful weekend!

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  21. How lovely to see Peter Pan and Mary Poppins with those two little darlings. What a good time you had. Family is the best! Enjoy setting your cottage to rights.

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  22. Your whole holiday has been a whirl of joy and love. There is one of those funny scooters next door, you are braver than me, I haven't had a go on it yet. Enjoy being at home, put your feet up and relax.

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  23. I remember breaking my daughters scooter when I tried it out! It looks like you had a busy and happy holiday with your youngest daughter, so much fun to be had.

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  24. What a wonderful trip you must have had, by the smiles on your faces it's pretty evident you enjoyed yourselves. What beautiful grands! Aren't they just the best? Have a great weekend.
    Debbie
    xo

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  25. What a special time you had with the grandgirls! They are just precious and I could tell by the smiles on their faces that they so enjoyed your visit too! Brave of you to get on that scooter and give it a whirl! It is always so wonderful to visit family on holidays, with such special memories made! And yet wonderful to be back home too! Have fun making that special scrapbook :)

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  26. Re: Your comment on my blog... "Wonder what happened to the water?" In the lot next door...

    Dan, one of the builders people, came by to tell us that they will be replacing water pipes, which lie across our land. They have an easement. Told us, before, so we'd not wonder what was going on.

    I asked him about the water issue. He said they have a pumping system. Which will pump it up, and into the street. (Now we know...)

    But the house on the next corner, has a spring in their cellar... And they pump water, out, into the street....

    And for now, he said it is still beneath the foundation.

    Of course, now is freezing weather, and water will not be flowing. Come spring... Then is when the issue will come.

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  27. What a nice Christmas holiday you had being able to see the whole family ! The park in the Netherlands looks very interesting, I have to google where it is as my son and family are also living there in Amsterdam. All pictures are so nice. I had to laugh when I saw you and your husband, my son and his wife look the same, he is 2m long and she 1.65 short, lol !

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  28. I've so enjoyed all of your Christmas posts.
    You've shared wonderful photographs and you must have so many special memories.

    Good for you for getting on the scooter - I half expected to see you climbing the assault course :)

    I think you should definitely make a special scrapbook.
    Thanks again, and here's to a good 2019.

    All the best Jan

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  29. Hi sweet friend! I so enjoyed reading through your posts for I have missed so much. It was good to catch up and oh, what sweet Christmas memories you made :) I hope your New Year is off to a beautiful start. Hugs to you!

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