Sunday, 15 April 2018

This And That


Mary - Grace turned five on Wednesday, goodness how the time flies!

 Kathryn made the cake and it was delicious :-)  Lovely to see Our Lady in the background keeping an eye on our very own Mary!

Oliver Bear

 Pip met Ollie for the first time on Saturday.

I have been visiting on a weekly basis to help out, have catch up time with Sara and Grandma cuddles with Ollie Bear!  The following photos were taken on Thursday:

 My friend Sallie made this beautiful playmat/quilt, all the many different ways of saying "Hello!" throughout the world. The butterflies on the mat, were those from Sara's wedding dress!  Sara says, that Ollie loves looking at the cards and chatting to his toys ;-)

 "Goodness me, where did that bear come from?!"

 Our little bears first outing in Grandma's car.  We took a short drive down to the prom and had tea and cake overlooking the bay.  Here are some photos of Sara and Ollie on Monday in the exact same spot, courtesy of Grannie W:

Ben The Worker

  Ben has been involved with volunteering projects at our local water mill, assisting with the tours, serving in the cafe and assisting with grounds maintenance.  As a volunteer he also qualifies for expenses and so has enjoyed taking his mum out for a coffee treat after college on a Thursday!  Here he is having a well deserved break from serving tea and coffee after Easter Sunday mass at our home parish.

Other News

My job contract finished at the end of February, so I am back to crafting in the loft room.  I have plans to actually attend one or two local craft fairs with a friend over the summer, so hopefully this venture will prove to a worthy one.

Ben finally returned to college last week, so we are slowly trying to find our groove in the home school classroom.  He is working right through until the end of June, when he finishes for the summer.  I've already told Pip that we are working through until the end of July, so let the whining commence once July rolls around!!

In addition to volunteering duties, Ben alongside some of the other lads from Heron Corn Mill have been working on a music project.  He really enjoys the sessions, so much so, he used some of his birthday/christmas money to buy a small keyboard that links up to the computer and music maker software.  

Hope you have enjoyed the family pics and I'm now off to check up on those of you that blog x   


Sue Elvis said...


What beautiful photos! Happy birthday to Mary-Grace. Oliver is gorgeous. I imagine you are enjoying your grandchildren immensely. It is good to hear your latest news. Sending lots of love to you all. xxxx

penelope said...

What darling grandchildren, San! Oh what a blessed time of life you are in!! Grown daughters thriving, and still blessed with two at home, and now the wee darlings as well. What JOY. :-)

Sandra Ann said...

Yes the grandkids are just fab! It is a real privilege to be part of their lives :-)

Sandra Ann said...

Yes JOY sums it up completely:-). It makes all the difficulties worthwhile! Xx

dorinalouise said...

Mary Grace is such a dear and her cake looks delicious! Kudos to Kathryn. It looks spectacular! I can't believe it has been five years since she was born, and now you have sweet Oliver. Benedict is really coming into his own, and you continue to homeschool Pip. I feel you are in a good place, though I know it all has its ups and downs, but I feel so happy for you. You are doing wonderful work, dearest San. Good luck with the crafting again. I send you much love. xoxoxo

Sandra Ann said...

Thanks for your encouraging words they mean a great deal :-)

Sarah said...

Ahhh Mary-Grace looks very happy with her cake and Oliver is such a cutie!