Thursday, 19 July 2012

Catching up

Today I took the children for an all-too-brief visit to see a University friend of mine from waaaaay back (nearly 19 years since we met.... scary!). She has two daughters, one exactly a month older than Kitty and another a year older than the Mancub. So nice to see them again (I think the last time was 3 years ago) and the children all played very happily (if rather overexcitedly!) together.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Happy 93rd Birthday Great Granny!

Had a lovely day today visiting Great Granny (Mr B's Granny) to celebrate her 93rd birthday. We decided that what she really needed was a trip to Wicksteed park to go on all the terrifying rides... Unfortunately Mr B has already headed up to York with those photos on his computer, but here are a couple I snapped in the garden after he had left.

Monday, 9 July 2012


Well, we've had an offer accepted on a house in the little village of Dunnington, 4 miles east of York and 3 miles from Colin's office on the Uni campus! Very exciting! If it all goes through we will be living at 9 Church Balk by the end of August.

There is a little primary school a mere 300m walk away which we looked round and loved, and which currently has space for both kids. The village also has a post office, shop, medical practice, dentist, physiotherapist, library, reading room, florist, two hairdressers, three pubs, two churches, sports facilities and playpark, fish and chips shop and, most importantly, a Nature Reserve with a pond! The new Univeristy sports village, complete with swimming pool, is about 2 miles away.

The house doesn't look very exciting at present but we have plans for it, and got it at a price which means that we have some money set aside for carrying out those plans. Hooray! It also has a reasonable sized garden - plenty of room for a trampoline and some fruit bushes as well as lawn.

I'm very excited about it. Can you tell?

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

England ahoy!

Safely arrived chez Granny and Grandad B in Abingdon, UK, this morning. Grime removed, kiwi fruit consumed, cases unpacked and generally much rejoicing... England has welcomed us back in true National Spirit with a light but incessant drizzle. Hooray! Huzzah! And God Save the Queen!